Packers 2018 schedule: Biggest storylines for each game

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17: Aaron Rodgers
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17: Aaron Rodgers /
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GREEN BAY, WI – NOVEMBER 30: Wide receiver Davante Adams
GREEN BAY, WI – NOVEMBER 30: Wide receiver Davante Adams /

Week 9: New England Patriots (Away)

The Packers hit primetime football again in their Week 9 matchup against the New England Patriots. This will be the first time in 2018 the Packers play consecutive games on the road.

Last season many predicted a Packers vs. Patriots Super Bowl. New England lived up to that prediction, not so much Green Bay.

Rodgers and Tom Brady have only gone head-to-head once in their careers. Rodgers got the better of Brady in their 2014 matchup, out-dueling the quarterback to help the team win 26-21.

In 2010, it was Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn who took on Brady at Gillette Stadium and before that it was still the Brett Favre (2006) era in Green Bay.

This could end up being the last matchup between two of the all-time great quarterbacks in the NFL.

Week 10: Miami Dolphins (Home)

Green Bay returns to Lambeau for the first time since before the bye week to take on the Miami Dolphins.

This offseason the Packers brought back Joe Philbin and named him their offseason coordinator. Philbin gets his first crack at Miami, where he was their head coach from 2012-2015.

He did experience success with the Dolphins and helped increase the team’s win total in 2012 and 2013.

Historically, the Dolphins have dominated the Packers and lead the series 10-4. However, Green Bay has defeated the Dolphins in three of their past four matchups.

Week 11: Seattle Seahawks (Away)

Another tough road trip for the Packers in Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks.

Since the “Fail Mary,” any time the Packers take on the Seahawks it is appointment television. The last three meetings, Seattle has had to travel to Green Bay and they are winless.

The last time Green Bay played at CenturyLink Field was in the postseason, when tight end Brandon Bostick muffed on the onside recovery and the Packers fell in overtime, 28-22.

Green Bay hasn’t won a road game against the Seahawks since 2008.

Seattle finished last season 9-7 and missed the postseason. Their once-dominant defensive unit seems to be falling apart with the departure of several key members.