A quick look at the Patriots’ 2012 opponents

Posted on January 5, 2012

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Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady warms up before this years home opener against the San Diego Chargers

At the conclusion of the regular season, every team knew if they’d live to play another day. Often overlooked is that 2012 opponents are finalized that same day. The Patriots will be facing each of  the NFC West Division and AFC South Division next season in addition to the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos. Divisional games will remain the same as they were for this season.

Some of the quick highlights to next season’s schedule include the Indianapolis Colts coming to Foxboro – in what should be the next “Brady-Manning” battle. Denver quarterback Tim Tebow will also be coming to Gillette Stadium and when the Patriots travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens that should also be a marquee matchup. Here the full schedule of teams they’ll be facing home and away next season. 2011 Regular season records in parentheses.

Home: San Francisco 49ers (13-3), Houston Texans (10-6), Denver Broncos (8-8), New York Jets (8-8), Arizona Cardinals (8-8), Miami Dolphins (6-10), Buffalo Bills (6-10), Indianapolis Colts (2-14)

Away: Baltimore Ravens (12-4), Tennessee Titans (9-7), Jets, Seattle Seahawks (7-9), Dolphins, Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11), St. Louis Rams (2-14)

photo courtesy of patriots.com

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