The National Football League (NFL) release its 2012 schedule on Tuesday with details about the 17-week, 256-game regular-season schedule and the Super Bowl XLVII.

As previously known since last month, the season opener will be Sept. 5 at MetLife Stadium between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday.

The kickoff weekend has 13 games scheduled, most notably the AFC champs the New England Patriots against the Tennessee Titans and Peyton Manning's debut with the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Sept. 9.

The first Monday Night Football will be Cincinatti versus Baltimore and Oakland versus San Diego.

There will be 14 Thursday night games in 2012 beginning in Week 2 with the Bears and the Packers. Two games will be played overseas: The St. Louis Rams as the home team against the Patriots in London on Oct. 28 and the Seahawks versus the Bills in Toronto on Dec. 16.

Bye weeks begin in Week 4 and extend until Week 11.

Super Bowl XLVII will be held at the Superdome in New Orleans on Feb. 3.

View the full week by week regular season schedule below, courtesy of the National Football League.

2012 NFL Week By Week Schedule

Week 1

DateMatchupTime (Eastern Time)
9/5/12 (Wednesday)Dallas at New York Giants8:30PM (NBC)
9/9/12Indianapolis at Chicago1PM
9/9/12Jacksonville at Minnesota1PM
9/9/12Buffalo at NY Jets1PM
9/9/12Miami at Houston1PM
9/9/12New England at Tennessee1PM
9/9/12St. Louis at Detroit1PM
9/9/12Washington at New Orleans1PM
9/9/12Philadelphia at Cleveland1PM
9/9/12Atlanta at Kansas City1PM
9/9/12San Francisco at Green Bay4:15PM
9/9/12Seattle at Arizona4:15PM
9/9/12Carolina at Tampa Bay4:15PM
9/9/12 (Sunday Night)Pittsburgh at Denver8:20PM (NBC)
9/10/12 (Monday Night)Cincinnati at Baltimore7PM (ESPN)
9/10/12 (Monday Night)San Diego at Oakland10:15PM (ESPN)

Week 2

DateMatchupTime (Eastern Time)
9/13/12 (Thursday)Chicago at Green Bay8:20PM (NFL Network)
9/16/12Tampa Bay at NY Giants1PM
9/16/12New Orleans at Carolina1PM
9/16/12Arizona at New England1PM
9/16/12Minnesota at Indianapolis1PM
9/16/12Baltimore at Philadelphia1PM
9/16/12Kansas City at Buffalo1PM
9/16/12Cleveland at Cincinnati1PM
9/16/12Houston at Jacksonville1PM
9/16/12Dallas at Seattle4:05PM
9/16/12Washington at St. Louis4:05PM
9/16/12NY Jets at Pittsburgh4:15PM
9/16/12Tennessee at San Diego4:15PM
9/16/12Oakland at Miami4:15PM
9/16/12 (Sunday Night)Detroit at San Francisco8:20PM (NBC)
9/17/12 (Monday Night)Denver at Atlanta8:30PM (ESPN)

Week 3

DateMatchupTime (Eastern Time)
9/20/12 (Thursday)NY Giants at Carolina8:20PM (NFL Network)
9/23/12Tampa Bay at Dallas1PM
9/23/12St. Louis at Chicago1PM
9/23/12San Francisco at Minnesota1PM
9/23/12Detroit at Tennessee1PM
9/23/12Cincinnati at Washington1PM
9/23/12Kansas City at New Orleans1PM
9/23/12NY Jets at Miami1PM
9/23/12Buffalo at Cleveland1PM
9/23/12Jacksonville at Indianapolis1PM
9/23/12Philadelphia at Arizona4:05PM
9/23/12Atlanta at San Diego4:05PM
9/23/12Houston at Denver4:15PM
9/23/12Pittsburgh at Oakland4:15PM
9/23/12 (Sunday Night)New England at Baltimore8:20PM (NBC)
9/24/12 (Monday Night)Green Bay at Seattle8:30PM (ESPN)

Week 4

DateMatchupTime (Eastern Time)
9/27/12 (Thursday)Cleveland at Baltimore8:20PM (NFL Network)
9/30/12New England at Buffalo1PM
9/30/12Tennessee at Houston1PM
9/30/12San Diego at Kansas City1PM
9/30/12Minnesota at Detroit1PM
9/30/12Carolina at Atlanta1PM
9/30/12Seattle at St. Louis1PM
9/30/12San Francisco at NY Jets1PM
9/30/12Miami at Arizona4:05PM
9/30/12Oakland at Denver4:05PM
9/30/12Cincinnati at Jacksonville4:05PM
9/30/12New Orleans at Green Bay4:15PM
9/30/12Washington at Tampa Bay4:15PM
9/30/12 (Sunday Night)NY Giants at Philadelphia8:20PM (NBC)
10/1/12 (Monday Night)Chicago at Dallas8:30PM (ESPN)

Week 5

DateMatchupTime (Eastern Time)
10/4/12 (Thursday)Arizona at St. Louis8:20PM (NFL Network)
10/7/12Atlanta at Washington1PM
10/7/12Philadelphia at Pittsburgh1PM
10/7/12Green Bay at Indianapolis1PM
10/7/12Cleveland at NY Giants1PM
10/7/12Tennessee at Minnesota1PM
10/7/12Miami at Cincinnati1PM
10/7/12Baltimore at Kansas City1PM
10/7/12Seattle at Carolina4:05PM
10/7/12Chicago at Jacksonville4:05PM
10/7/12Denver at New England4:15PM
10/7/12Buffalo at San Francisco4:15PM
10/7/12 (Sunday Night)San Diego at New Orleans8:20PM (NBC)
10/8/12 (Monday Night)Houston at NY Jets8:30PM (ESPN)

Week 6

DateMatchupTime (Eastern Time)
10/11/12 (Thursday)Pittsburgh at Tennessee8:20PM (NFL Network)
10/14/12Oakland at Atlanta1PM
10/14/12Kansas City at Tampa Bay1PM
10/14/12Indianapolis at NY Jets1PM
10/14/12Cincinnati at Cleveland1PM
10/14/12Detroit at Philadelphia1PM
10/14/12St. Louis at Miami1PM
10/14/12Dallas at Baltimore1PM
10/14/12Buffalo at Arizona4:05PM
10/14/12New England at Seattle4:05PM
10/14/12NY Giants at San Francisco4:15PM
10/14/12Minnesota at Washington4:15PM
10/14/12 (Sunday Night)Green Bay at Houston8:20PM (NBC)
10/15/12 (Monday Night)Denver at San Diego8:30PM (ESPN)

Week 7

DateMatchupTime (Eastern Time)
10/18/12 (Thursday)Seattle at San Francisco8:20PM (NFL Network)
10/21/12Washington at NY Giants1PM
10/21/12Arizona at Minnesota1PM
10/21/12Dallas at Carolina1PM
10/21/12New Orleans at Tampa Bay1PM
10/21/12Green Bay at St. Louis1PM
10/21/12Baltimore at Houston1PM
10/21/12Cleveland at Indianapolis1PM
10/21/12Tennessee at Buffalo1PM
10/21/12NY Jets at New England4:15PM
10/21/12Jacksonville at Oakland4:15PM
10/21/12 (Sunday Night)Pittsburgh at Cincinnati8:20PM (NBC)
10/22/12 (Monday Night)Detroit at Chicago8:30PM (ESPN)

Week 8

DateMatchupTime (Eastern Time)
10/25/12 (Thursday)Tampa Bay at Minnesota8:20PM (NFL Network)
10/28/12Jacksonville at Green Bay1PM
10/28/12Miami at NY Jets1PM
10/28/12San Diego at Cleveland1PM
10/28/12Indianapolis at Tennessee1PM
10/28/12New England at St. Louis1PM
10/28/12Atlanta at Philadelphia1PM
10/28/12Carolina at Chicago1PM
10/28/12Seattle at Detroit1PM
10/28/12Washington at Pittsburgh1PM
10/28/12Oakland at Kansas City4:05PM
10/28/12NY Giants at Dallas4:15PM
10/28/12 (Sunday Night)New Orleans at Denver8:20PM (NBC)
10/29/12 (Monday Night)San Francisco at Arizona8:30PM (ESPN)

Week 9

DateMatchupTime (Eastern Time)
11/1/12 (Thursday)Kansas City at San Diego8:20PM (NFL Network)
11/4/12Carolina at Washington1PM
11/4/12Arizona at Green Bay1PM
11/4/12Detroit at Jacksonville1PM
11/4/12Chicago at Tennessee1PM
11/4/12Denver at Cincinnati1PM
11/4/12Baltimore at Cleveland1PM
11/4/12Buffalo at Houston1PM
11/4/12Miami at Indianapolis1PM
11/4/12Minnesota at Seattle4:05PM
11/4/12Tampa Bay at Oakland4:05PM
11/4/12Pittsburgh at NY Giants4:15PM
11/4/12 (Sunday Night)Dallas at Atlanta8:20PM (NBC)
11/5/12 (Monday Night)Philadelphia at New Orleans8:30PM (ESPN)

Week 10

DateMatchupTime (Eastern Time)
11/8/12 (Thursday)Indianapolis at Jacksonville8:20PM (NFL Network)
11/11/12Denver at Carolina1PM
11/11/12San Diego at Tampa Bay1PM
11/11/12Tennessee at Miami1PM
11/11/12Buffalo at New England1PM
11/11/12Oakland at Baltimore1PM
11/11/12NY Giants at Cincinnati1PM
11/11/12Atlanta at New Orleans1PM
11/11/12Detroit at Minnesota1PM
11/11/12NY Jets at Seattle4:05PM
11/11/12Dallas at Philadelphia4:15PM
11/11/12St. Louis at San Francisco4:15PM
11/11/12 (Sunday Night)Houston at Chicago8:20PM (NBC)
11/12/12 (Monday Night)Kansas City at Pittsburgh8:30PM (ESPN)

Week 11

DateMatchupTime (Eastern Time)
11/15/12 (Thursday)Miami at Buffalo8:20PM (NFL Network)
11/18/12Philadelphia at Washington1PM
11/18/12Green Bay at Detroit1PM
11/18/12Arizona at Atlanta1PM
11/18/12Tampa Bay at Carolina1PM
11/18/12Cleveland at Dallas1PM
11/18/12NY Jets at St. Louis1PM
11/18/12Indianapolis at New England1PM
11/18/12Jacksonville at Houston1PM
11/18/12Cincinnati at Kansas City1PM
11/18/12New Orleans at Oakland4:05PM
11/18/12San Diego at Denver4:15PM
11/18/12 (Sunday Night)Baltimore at Pittsburgh8:20PM (NBC)
11/19/12 (Monday Night)Chicago at San Francisco8:30PM (ESPN)

Week 12

DateMatchupTime (Eastern Time)
11/22/12 (Thanksgiving)Houston at Detroit12:30PM (CBS)
11/22/12 (Thanksgiving)Washington at Dallas4:15PM (FOX)
11/22/12 (Thanksgiving)New England at NY Jets8:20PM (NBC)
11/25/12Oakland at Cincinnati1PM
11/25/12Pittsburgh at Cleveland1PM
11/25/12Buffalo at Indianapolis1PM
11/25/12Tennessee at Jacksonville1PM
11/25/12Denver at Kansas City1PM
11/25/12Minnesota at Chicago1PM
11/25/12Atlanta at Tampa Bay1PM
11/25/12Seattle at Miami1PM
11/25/12Baltimore at San Diego4:05PM
11/25/12San Francisco at New Orleans4:15PM
11/25/12St. Louis at Arizona4:15PM
11/25/12 (Sunday Night)Green Bay at NY Giants8:20PM (NBC)
11/26/12 (Monday Night)Carolina at Philadelphia8:30PM (ESPN)

Week 13

DateMatchupTime (Eastern Time)
11/29/12 (Thursday)New Orleans at Atlanta8:20PM (NFL Network)
12/2/12Seattle at Chicago1PM
12/2/12Minnesota at Green Bay1PM
12/2/12San Francisco at St. Louis1PM
12/2/12Arizona at NY Jets1PM
12/2/12Carolina at Kansas City1PM
12/2/12Indianapolis at Detroit1PM
12/2/12Jacksonville at Buffalo1PM
12/2/12New England at Miami1PM
12/2/12Houston at Tennessee1PM
12/2/12Tampa Bay at Denver4:05PM
12/2/12Pittsburgh at Baltimore4:15PM
12/2/12Cleveland at Oakland4:15PM
12/2/12Cincinnati at San Diego4:15PM
12/2/12 (Sunday Night)Philadelphia at Dallas8:20PM (NBC)
12/3/12 (Monday Night)NY Giants at Washington8:30PM (ESPN)

Week 14

DateMatchupTime (Eastern Time)
12/6/12 (Thursday)Denver at Oakland8:20PM (NFL Network)
12/9/12Baltimore at Washington1PM
12/9/12Kansas City at Cleveland1PM
12/9/12San Diego at Pittsburgh1PM
12/9/12Tennessee at Indianapolis1PM
12/9/12NY Jets at Jacksonville1PM
12/9/12Chicago at Minnesota1PM
12/9/12Atlanta at Carolina1PM
12/9/12Philadelphia at Tampa Bay1PM
12/9/12St. Louis at Buffalo1PM
12/9/12Dallas at Cincinnati1PM
12/9/12Miami at San Francisco4:05PM
12/9/12New Orleans at NY Giants4:15PM
12/9/12Arizona at Seattle4:15PM
12/9/12 (Sunday Night)Detroit at Green Bay8:20PM (NBC)
12/10/12 (Monday Night)Houston at New England8:30PM (ESPN)

Week 15

DateMatchupTime (Eastern Time)
12/13/12 (Thursday)Cincinnati at Philadelphia8:20PM (NFL Network)
12/16/12Green Bay at Chicago1PM
12/16/12NY Giants at Atlanta1PM
12/16/12Tampa Bay at New Orleans1PM
12/16/12Minnesota at St. Louis1PM
12/16/12Washington at Cleveland1PM
12/16/12Jacksonville at Miami1PM
12/16/12Denver at Baltimore1PM
12/16/12Indianapolis at Houston1PM
12/16/12Detroit at Arizona4:05PM
12/16/12Carolina at San Diego4:05PM
12/16/12Seattle at Buffalo4:05PM
12/16/12Pittsburgh at Dallas4:15PM
12/16/12Kansas City at Oakland4:15PM
12/16/12 (Sunday Night)San Francisco at New England8:20PM (NBC)
12/17/12 (Monday Night)NY Jets at Tennessee8:30PM (ESPN)

Week 16

DateMatchupTime (Eastern Time)
12/22/12 (Saturday)Atlanta at Detroit8:30PM (ESPN)
12/23/12Tennessee at Green Bay1PM
12/23/12Oakland at Carolina1PM
12/23/12Buffalo at Miami1PM
12/23/12Cincinnati at Pittsburgh1PM
12/23/12New England at Jacksonville1PM
12/23/12Indianapolis at Kansas City1PM
12/23/12New Orleans at Dallas1PM
12/23/12Washington at Philadelphia1PM
12/23/12St. Louis at Tampa Bay1PM
12/23/12NY Giants at Baltimore1PM
12/23/12Minnesota at Houston1PM
12/23/12Cleveland at Denver4:05PM
12/23/12Chicago at Arizona4:15PM
12/23/12San Francisco at Seattle4:15PM
12/23/12 (Sunday Night)San Diego at NY Jets8:20PM (NBC)

Week 17

DateMatchupTime (Eastern Time)
12/30/12NY Jets at Buffalo1PM
12/30/12Miami at New England1PM
12/30/12Baltimore at Cincinnati1PM
12/30/12Cleveland at Pittsburgh1PM
12/30/12Houston at Indianapolis1PM
12/30/12Jacksonville at Tennessee1PM
12/30/12Philadelphia at NY Giants1PM
12/30/12Dallas at Washington1PM
12/30/12Chicago at Detroit1PM
12/30/12Green Bay at Minnesota1PM
12/30/12Tampa Bay at Atlanta1PM
12/30/12Carolina at New Orleans1PM
12/30/12Kansas City at Denver4:15PM
12/30/12Oakland at San Diego4:15PM
12/30/12Arizona at San Francisco4:15PM
12/30/12St. Louis at Seattle4:15PM