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.
The full Week 1 schedule is as follows:
Sun., Sept. 9
Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints -- 1 p.m. ET on Fox
Atlanta Falcons at Kansas City Chiefs -- 1 p.m. ET on Fox
Philadelphia Eagles at Browns -- 1 p.m. ET on Fox
St. Louis Rams at Detroit Lions -- 1 p.m. on Fox
New England Patriots at Tennessee Titans -- 1 p.m. on CBS
Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans -- 1 p.m. on CBS
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets -- 1 p.m. on CBS
Indianapolis Colts at Chicago Bears -- 1 p.m. on CBS
Jacksonville Jaguars at Minnesota Vikings -- 1 p.m. on CBS
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- 4:25 p.m. on Fox
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals -- 4:25 p.m. on Fox
San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers -- 4:25 p.m. on Fox
Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos -- 8:20 p.m. on NBC
Monday, Sept. 10
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens -- 7 p.m. on ESPN
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders -- 10:15 p.m. on ESPN
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