It's schedule release day

Let’s start Tuesday off with a reminder that this is one of the biggest days of the offseason. The 2012 NFL regular-season schedule will be announced at 7 p.m. ET.

Soon after the schedule is released, I’ll provide an analysis piece on each of the four NFC South team schedules. Some things I’ll be keeping an eye on will be how many nationally-televised games Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers get, which home games the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have a chance to sell out, when exactly the Saints will host the 49ers in a rematch of last season’s infamous playoff game and when the Falcons host the Giants in a rematch of another playoff game that was infamous for other reasons.

You can get yourself ready for the schedule release with this list of opponents (home and away) for each team and this strength-of-schedule chart for all NFL teams.