In a yearly event that has evolved with pomp and circumstance, rivaling the opening of presents on Christmas, the NFL announced the official schedule today.

Mark Sanchez and the Jets open the season at home on September 9th against division rival Buffalo. ( Photo)

Highlighting the Jets’ slate of games includes opening the season at home against division rival Buffalo and four prime time contests, the biggest one on Thanksgiving Night against the Patriots at Met Life.  The Jets also play ESPN Monday night matchups home against the Texans, away against the Titans and a Sunday NBC game at home vs. the Chargers.

According to ESPN, the Jets have the 20th hardest schedule in 2012 based on 2011 results.

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2012 New York Jets Schedule


8/10          Friday             at Cincinnati                         TBD                                WCBS

8/18          Saturday         NY Giants                             TBD                                 WCBS

8/26          Sunday           Carolina                                8:00 p.m.                       NBC

8/30          Thursday        at Philadelphia                     TBD                                     WCBS          

Regular Season

9/9             Sunday           Buffalo                                   1:00 p.m.                     CBS

9/16          Sunday           at Pittsburgh                         4:15 p.m.                     CBS

9/23          Sunday           at Miami                                1:00 p.m.                      CBS

9/30          Sunday           San Francisco                     1:00 p.m.                      FOX

10/8          Monday          Houston                                8:30 p.m.                      ESPN

10/14        Sunday           Indianapolis                          1:00 p.m.                    CBS

10/21        Sunday           at New England                   4:15 p.m.                       CBS

10/28        Sunday           Miami                                    1:00 p.m.                        CBS

11/4                                  Bye                                                                                                          

11/11        Sunday           at Seattle                              4:05 p.m.                          CBS

11/18        Sunday           at St. Louis                           1:00 p.m.                          CBS

11/22        Thursday        New England                        8:20 p.m.                       NBC

12/2          Sunday           Arizona                                 1:00 p.m.*                       FOX*

12/9          Sunday           at Jacksonville                     1:00 p.m.*                     CBS*

12/17        Monday          at Tennessee                       8:30 p.m.                        ESPN

12/23        Sunday           San Diego                            8:20 p.m.*                        NBC*

12/30        Sunday           at Buffalo                              1:00 p.m.*                       CBS*

*Subject to NFL Flex Schedule