Fear not, friends, the NFL schedule will become public knowledge this week.

League spokesman Greg Aiello announced Tuesday that the NFL's 2013 regular-season slate of games will be announced on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.

This comes one day after the league told NFL.com's Around The League that the schedule had yet to be finalized.

All we know today is that the Baltimore Ravens will, indeed, open their 2013 campaign on the road in the NFL's kickoff game. We also have a list of each team's home and away opponents, but the fun behind the schedule release is discovering who your favorite team opens and closes with -- and where critical division matchups fall.

We'll also find out Thursday how the league has designed its season-long lineup of Sunday, Monday and Thursday night prime-time affairs. We'll cover all that and more right here on NFL Network and NFL.com.