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2012 NFL Schedule: Patriots Travel to Tennessee

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.

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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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