2012 NFL Schedule: Possible NFL on NBC Games

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2012 NFL Schedule: Possible NFL on NBC Games
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Hello, NFL fans!

With Super Bowl XLVI and the 2011 NFL season in the books, it's time to look ahead to the 2012 NFL season.

This article puts together a possible schedule of games on Sunday Night Football (SNF) on NBC package, including the NFL Kickoff Game as well as the Thanksgiving night game, which will also air on NBC.

These games are basically the biggest advertisement for the NFL. This could be the only chances for you to see a star from another city (assuming they aren't playing the team in your home market).

Most games on FOX and CBS are regional games. Other than the cable TV games, the only nationally televised games are the NBC games and the two daytime Thanksgiving games.

My goal is to try to create a schedule of the biggest games of the year, one SNF game a week along with the Kickoff Game and the Thanksgiving games.

Now, the other networks did pay good money and you have to give them some good games too. But you want to air good games in the Sunday Night Football (SNF) slots. If a dud game airs on Sunday night, there isn't any other games to switch to.

Before I list the games, let me explain my rationale as to how I chose particular games and dates... 

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