The National Football League released its 2010 regular season schedule last night.

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The regular season kicks off on Thursday, September 9, with the New Orleans Saints beginning the defense of their title against the Minnesota Vikings, their opponent from last year’s NFC Championship Game.

You can view interactive schedules by week, by team, and by primetime matchups, here. Definitely worth checking out.

Some quick facts and figures
Houston and Tennessee face the toughest schedules in 2010. Their opponents’ combined 2009 record is 140-116.
Dallas has the third toughest, with their opponents’ 2009 cumulative record at 139-117.
-The defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints own the 6th easiest schedule, with their opponents’ combined 2009 record at 120-136.
-The New York Jets have the 18th hardest schedule in 2010. Their opponents’ 2009 record is an even 128-128.
-The Jets will play five primetime games – they christen primetime football in the new Meadowlands Stadium in week 1 on Monday night against the Ravens, Sunday night in Miami in week 3, Monday night at home against Minnesota in week 5, Thanksgiving night at home versus Cincinnati, and a Monday night matchup in Foxboro against the Patriots in week 13.
-The New York Football Giants have the 7th toughest regular season schedule. Their opponents’ combined record in 2009 is 135-121.
-The Giants play four primetime games in 2010, with one on Monday night – Sunday night at Indianapolis in week 2, Sunday night at home versus ‘Da Bears in week 4, Monday night in Dallas in week 7, and Sunday night at Philadelphia in week 11.
-The Arizona Cardinals will face the easiest regular season schedule in 2010, with a combined opponents’ 2009 record of 114-142. The next easiest schedule belongs to the St. Louis Rams, whose opponents’ combined record in 2009 was 115-141.
-The Cincinnati Bengals will travel the least distance in 2010, just 5,992 miles. On the other end of the spectrum, the San Francisco 49ers have the highest traveling distance in the League – 33,264 miles.

Any matchups you guys are really looking forward to?