Jets 2012 Schedule: New York Hosts Patriots On Thanksgiving Day

The New York Jets -- for good or ill -- will be one of the most watched and most discussed NFL teams in 2012. The addition of supposed backup quarterback Tim Tebow has all but assured that the media scrutiny and coverage will be off the charts. The biggest storyline of the year, it seems, will be whether Tebow will oust incumbent quarterback Mark Sanchez from his starting job.

The 2012 NFL schedule has been released and the NFL seems to be well aware of the anticipated hype. The Jets will play four games during prime time this year, including a huge marquee matchup against the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving. With all regular-season opponents laid out in front of them, Rex Ryan and his team will now have all summer to prepare for kickoff in the fall.

Here is the full 2012 New York Jets season schedule:

Week 1: Sep. 9 vs. Buffalo Bills
Week 2: Sep. 16 @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 3: Sep. 23 @ Miami Dolphins
Week 4: Sep. 30 vs. San Francisco 49ers
Week 5: Oct. 8 vs. Houston Texans
Week 6: Oct. 14 vs. Indianapolis Colts
Week 7: Oct. 21 @ New England Patriots
Week 8: Oct. 28 vs. Miami Dolphins
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: Nov. 11 @ Seattle Seahawks
Week 11: Nov. 18 @ St. Louis Rams
Week 12: Nov. 22 vs. New England Patriots
Week 13: Dec. 2 vs. Arizona Cardinals
Week 14: Dec. 9 @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Week 15: Dec. 17 @ Tennessee Titans
Week 16: Dec. 23 vs. San Diego Chargers
Week 17: Dec. 30 @ Buffalo Bills

For more information on the 2012 NFL regular season schedule, please visit our dedicated StoryStream. For updates and perspective on the New York Jets, head on over to Gang Green Nation.

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