FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 11: Richard Medlin #37 of the New England Patriots celebrates his touchdown with teammate Lee Smith #80 of the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 11, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The New England Patriots defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 47-12. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The reigning AFC champion Patriots kick off their season against the Titans in Tennessee at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Find out where you can watch it, and check out the full Week 1 NFL slate.
The 2012 NFL season begins at 8:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, when the New York Giants host the Dallas Cowboys on NBC. The league's other 30 teams must wait until Sunday or Monday to get under way.
The New England Patriots begin their quest to get back to the Super Bowl by traveling to Nashville, where they will open the season against second-year quarterback Jake Locker and the Tennessee Titans at 1 p.m. EDT on CBS. The last time the Patriots played the Titans, they put up an impressive 59-0 shutout at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 18, 2009.
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