Season Opener vs The Saints at Lambeau; Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and a Happy New Year


I just got a chance to take a look at the Green Bay Packers 2011 schedule and I am so excited!  Not only do we get to play in the season opener on Thursday, September 8th, but we get to celebrate every major holiday on the calendar watching the Packers play!

Seriously, could it be any better than that? Thanksgiving day we play the Lions at Detroit.  On Christmas day we take on the Bears at Lambeau and on New Years day, we finish out the regular season at home against the Lions.

The Packers have only one Monday night game and one Sunday night game, which is a little surprising considering the amazing season they had last year.  There’s always the chance that some of the games will be flexed by the NFL.

So, as it stands right now, we can expect to see at least 6 of the 16 regular season games nationally televised.  Very exciting for those of us south of the Wisconsin border!

Here is the entire schedule:

Pre-season

Saturday, August 13 at Cleveland Browns 6:30 p.m.
Friday, August 19  Arizona Cardinals 7 p.m.
Friday, August 26 at Indianapolis Colts 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 1 Kansas City Chiefs 7 p.m.

Regular Season

Week 1 – Thursday, September 8 New Orleans Saints 7:30 p.m.

Week 2 – Sunday, September 18 at Carolina Panthers 12 noon

Week 3 – Sunday, September 25 at Chicago Bears 3:15 p.m.

Week 4 – Sunday, October 2 Denver Broncos 3:15 p.m.

Week 5 – Sunday, October 9 at Atlanta Falcons 7:20 p.m.

Week 6 – Sunday, October 16 St. Louis Rams 12 noon

Week 7 – Sunday, October 23 at Minnesota Vikings 3:15 p.m.

Week 8 – Sunday, October 30 Bye

Week 9 – Sunday, November 6 at San Diego Chargers 3:15 p.m.

Week 10 – Monday, November 14 Minnesota Vikings 7:30 p.m.

Week 11 – Sunday, November 20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12 noon

Week 12 – Thursday, November 24 at Detroit Lions 11:30 a.m.

Week 13 – Sunday, December 4 at New York Giants 3:15 p.m.

Week 14 – Sunday, December 11 Oakland Raiders 12 noon

Week 15 – Sunday, December 18 at Kansas City Chiefs  12 noon

Week 16 – Sunday, December 25 Chicago Bears 7:20 p.m.

Week 17 – Sunday, January 1 Detroit Lions 12 noon

That’s it folks, GO PACK GO!!!!

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