Following the NFL's release of the 2012 schedule as a whole, we've isolated just the Sunday Night Football games for you.
The Patriots will play twice on Sunday night this season. In Week 3 they will visit the Baltimore Ravens in a rematch of last season's thrilling AFC Championship Game. In Week 15 the Pats will play host to Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers in what should be another exciting matchup of two NFL powerhouses from last season.
New England will also get the primetime treatment from NBC's crew for their Thanksgiving matchup against the always-entertaining New York Jets.
Here's the complete 2012 Sunday Night Football Schedule:
Week 1: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos
Week 2: Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers
Week 3: New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens
Week 4: New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Week 5: San Diego Chargers vs. New Orleans Saints
Week 6: Green Bay Packers vs. Houston Texans
Week 7: Philadelphia Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Week 8: New Orleans Saints vs. Denver Broncos
Week 9: Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons
Week 10: Houston Texans vs. Chicago Bears
Week 11: Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 12: New England Patriots vs. New York Jets (Thanksgiving)
Week 12: Green Bay Packers vs. New York Giants
Week 13: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys
Week 14: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
Week 15: San Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots
Week 16: San Diego Chargers vs. New York Jets
For more New England Patriots coverage, visit our team page and blog, Pats Pulpit, which also should have full analysis of the schedule.