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2012 NFL Schedule: Official Release Coming Tuesday

The Falcons will find out their 2012 schedule fate on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. EST with the NFL's official release.

CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 10:  Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws to tight end Tony Gonzalez #88 against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 10: Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws to tight end Tony Gonzalez #88 against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The long-aniticapted announcement of the NFL's schedule for the 2012 season is just around the corner, as the entirety of it will be officially released on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. EST.

For the Atlanta Falcons, that means finding out exactly what week and at what time they will play each of their opponents, which are already known.

Atlanta's home opponents: Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders.

Atlanta's away opponents: Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers.

The NFL's schedule is determined with a rotation of opponents, as the Falcons will play the entirety of the AFC West for the first time since the 2009 season. Additionally, their intraconference divisional matchup is the NFC East.

Check back to this stream for way more information on the Falcons' 2012 outlook upon the release of the schedule.

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