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NFL schedule 2012: Falcons off, but busy Week 7 in the NFC South

The rest of the NFC South will look to gain ground while the Falcons have the week off.

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The Atlanta Falcons' bid for an undefeated season will last at least one more week, as they have a bye in Week 7. Atlanta will return next week when the Falcons visit the Philadelphia Eagles.

Elsewhere in the NFC South, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the New Orleans Saints. Tampa Bay can even its record at 3-3 with a win, while New Orleans is looking to avoid a 1-5 start.

Meanwhile, the Carolina Panthers will try to win their second game of the season when they host the Dallas Cowboys.

The full NFL schedule is below:

Thursday, Oct. 18

Seahawks at 49ers, 8:20 p.m., NFL

Sunday, Oct. 21

Titans at Bills, 1 p.m., CBS

Redskins at Giants, 1 p.m., FOX

Saints at Buccaneers, 1 p.m., FOX

Cowboys at Panthers, 1 p.m., FOX

Ravens at Texans, 1 p.m., CBS

Browns at Colts, 1 p.m., CBS

Packers at Rams, 1 p.m., FOX

Cardinals at Vikings, 1 p.m., FOX

Jets at Patriots, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Jaguars at Raiders, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Steelers at Bengals, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Oct. 22

Lions at Bears, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.