The 2011 NFL schedules will be released Tuesday evening at 7 PM EST on the NFL Network, providing football fans everywhere with a reason to rejoice.
At least for one night, that is.
The great and powerful Roger Goodell has opted to release the NFL regular season schedule on the normal date despite a labor situation showing no signs of resolution.
There may not be a Super Bowl in 2012, but for right now, let's sit back and dream big.
Last season's NFC North race featured a breathtaking performance by Aaron Rodgers, an unbelievable season of turmoil for the Minnesota Vikings, the renaissance of Brian Urlacher in Chicago and more injury woes for Matthew Stafford in Detroit.
What will the 2011 season have in store?
Stay with us all day as we outline the toughest NFC North schedules along the road to Indianapolis.