The wait is almost over.

The tease will be behind us soon enough.

The NFL will pull up the curtain on its 2012 schedule Tuesday, revealing it at 7 p.m. ET on NFL Network and online at

We know the Super Bowl champion New York Giants will play in the season opener Thursday, Sept. 6. Soon enough, we’ll know who they will be hosting.

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