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- Appearances by both Super Bowl teams – New York Giants at Washington Redskins (Dec. 3); and New England Patriots vs. Houston Texans (Dec. 10);
- Chicago Bears lead all NFL teams with three MNF appearances. Eight teams (49ers, Broncos, Chargers, Eagles, Falcons, Jets, Lions and Texans) have two appearances each;
- Six of 17 MNF games involve divisional matchups.
- Sept. 10: Season-opening doubleheader – Bengals at Ravens and Chargers at Raiders in a pair of AFC divisional matchups;
- Sept. 17: Peyton Manning and the new look Denver Broncos travel to Atlanta to play Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. The AFC West champions extend the NFL’s longest current streak of 21 consecutive seasons playing on MNF (1992-present);
- Sept. 24: NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and the NFC North champion Green Bay Packers travel west to face former Packers back-up quarterback Matt Flynn and the Seattle Seahawks.
- Oct. 1: NFC contenders collide in Texas as Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears tackle Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys;
- Oct. 8: Matt Schaub and the AFC South champion Houston Texans try to take a bite out of Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets in the Big Apple;
- Oct. 15: Elite quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers will be on display when the Broncos travel to San Diego to play the Chargers;
- Oct. 22: It’s an old fashioned NFC North grudge match when Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions go head-to-head with Cutler and the Bears in the Windy City, a rematch of one of MNF’s most exciting games in 2011;
- Oct. 29: In an NFC West duel in the desert, Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals host Alex Smith and the division champion San Francisco 49ers.
- Nov. 5: On the eve of the U.S. presidential election, MNF will be declared a winner when Drew Brees and the NFC South champion New Orleans Saints host Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles at the home of Super Bowl XLVII;
- Nov. 12: Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers play host to Jamaal Charles and the Kansas City Chiefs. As extra motivation, former Chiefs head coach Todd Haley, now the Steelers offensive coordinator, will face his former team;
- Nov. 19: In the 34th MNF game played at Candlestick Park (most among all NFL stadiums), Frank Gore and the 49ers host Matt Forte and the Bears in a matchup of tradition-rich NFC franchises;
- Nov. 26: Thanksgiving weekend concludes with a feast of electrifying quarterbacks as 2011 NFL Rookie of the Year Cam Newton makes his MNF debut for the Carolina Panthers against Vick and the high-flying Eagles in Philadelphia.
- Dec. 3: Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and the world champion New York Giants face NFC East rival Washington Redskins in the Nation’s Capital. Washington won both games in 2011;
- Dec. 10: In a matchup of AFC playoff teams from last season, Schaub and the Texans battle Tom Brady and the AFC champion New England Patriots in Foxboro;
- Dec. 17: Sanchez and the Jets fly into Nashville to try to ground Chris Johnson and the Tennessee Titans;
- Dec. 22 (Sat.): Last season’s NFC Wild Card teams, Atlanta and Detroit, look to be in the playoff hunt again as Ryan and the Falcons face Matthew Stafford and the Lions in the MNF season finale in Motown. (Note: The game will be played on Saturday in prime time due to the Christmas holiday).
Aug. 9 8 p.m. Green Bay Packers at San Diego Chargers
Aug. 13 8 p.m. Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders
Aug. 20 8 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots
Aug. 23 8 p.m. Arizona Cardinals at Tennessee Titans
Sept. 10 7 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens
Sept. 10 10:15 p.m. San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders
Sept. 17 8:30 p.m. Denver Broncos at Atlanta Falcons
Sept. 24 8:30 p.m. Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks
Oct. 1 8:30 p.m. Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys
Oct. 8 8:30 p.m. Houston Texans at New York Jets
Oct. 15 8:30 p.m. Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers
Oct. 22 8:30 p.m. Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
Oct. 29 8:30 p.m. San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals
Nov. 5 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints
Nov. 12 8:30 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers
Nov. 19 8:30 p.m. Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers
Nov. 26 8:30 p.m. Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles
Dec. 3 8:30 p.m. New York Giants at Washington Redskins
Dec. 10 8:30 p.m. Houston Texans at New England Patriots
Dec. 17 8:30 p.m. New York Jets at Tennessee Titans
Dec. 22 (Sat.) 8:30 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions