The NFL released the 2012 schedule at 7 p.m. on Tuesday on NFL Network and NFL.com. We've blocked out just the Monday Night Football games to give you the schedule for those games.
The New England Patriots drew just one Monday night matchup this year. In Week 14 they will host the Houston Texans in Gillette Stadium in what could be an intriguing matchup. The Texans are looking to improve past the second round of the playoffs without the likes of superstar defensive end Mario Williams, now with the Buffalo Bills.
Here's the full Monday Night Football schedule (all games on ESPN):
Week 5: Texans vs. Jets
Week 6: Broncos vs. Chargers
Week 7: Lions vs. Bears
Week 11: Bears vs. 49ers
Week 12: Panthers vs. Eagles
Week 14: Texans vs. Patriots
Week 15: Jets vs. Titans
Week 16: Falcons vs. Lions (Saturday)
For more New England Patriots coverage, visit our team page and blog, Pats Pulpit, which also should have full analysis of the schedule.