It will be far from easy on its face value, but the Green Bay Packers will get back on the road next season toward the pursuit of another NFL title to add to their 13 previously earned championships.
It won’t be easy because the Packers will have to go through both of this season’s Super Bowl qualifying teams – the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers – with both of those games on the road. On top of that, they will also have to play 2012 Playoff-qualifying Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins, and Cincinnati Bengals, as well as NFC North Division rival Minnesota Vikings.
In addition to playing the other two division rivals Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions home and away, the Packers will play the Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, and Dallas Cowboys next year.
Of course, the dates and times of all these games will be decided later this coming spring, but all of them will be well worth the price of admission. Of the home games scheduled, no doubt, the Eagles will be a different team with their new coach Chip Kelley, the Redskins and RGIII will be a huge challenge, while the Steelers and Browns will bring their tough AFC North look to Lambeau Field.
In addition to playing the Steelers and 49ers on the road, the Packers will also travel to the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, and Cincinnati Bengals.
Here’s a quick look at what the Packers will face come September:
Home: Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions
Away: New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers.