And it’s been well worth the wait.
The Packers will be headed to Seattle to take on the World Champions Seahawks in the season opener. For those up for the challenge, this is an incredible start to the season – for all football fans.
Great job, NFL.
Now that we’ve got the schedule ready to go, we can all get on with our lives, check out ticket options and even re-focus on the NFL Draft coming up in a couple of weeks.
While we will be looking more closely at the schedule – the prime time games, and how the NFC North Division rival games fall over the course of the next few posts and days – we offer you the complete schedule below as presented a few minutes ago by the NFL.
Look at each quarter of the season, the division games, the interconference games, and the bigger games on the schedule: New England, Seattle, New Orleans and, of course, the games versus Minnesota, Detroit and Chicago.
Do the Packers have prime time games? How many noon starts? And what do the holidays look like. Do the Packers have to travel to Detroit again and what about games deep in December – are there home games at frigid Lambeau Field?
Those are just some of the things we’ll be looking at, too.
Enjoy! And tell us what you think about your first impressions of this year’s schedule.
Week 1 …at Seattle (Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m.)
Week 2 … vs. New York Jets (Sept. 14, 3:25 p.m.)
Week 3… at Detroit (Sept. 21, noon)
Week 4… at Chicago (Sept. 28, noon)
Week 5… vs. Minnesota (Oct. 2, 7:25 p.m.)
Week 6… at Miami (Oct. 12, noon)
Week 7…. vs. Carolina (Oct. 19, noon)
Week 8… at New Orleans (Oct. 26, 7: 30 p.m.)
Week 9… BYE
Week 10… vs. Chicago (Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.)
Week 11… vs. Philadelphia (Nov. 16, noon)
Week 12…. at Minnesota (Nov. 23, noon)
Week 13… vs. New England (Nov. 30, 3:25 p.m.)
Week 14… vs. Atlanta (Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.)
Week 15… at Buffalo (Dec. 14, noon)
Week 16… at Tampa Bay (Dec. 21, noon)
Week 17… vs. Detroit (Dec. 28, noon)