12. vs. Detroit Lions
Yes, the Detroit Lions have won their past two games at Lambeau Field, but Aaron Rodgers didn’t play in 2017 and exited early in 2018. In games Rodgers has started and finished against the Lions at Lambeau Field, the Packers have gone 7-1. Until recently, this has been a lopsided matchup at Lambeau, and with a healthy Rodgers, Green Bay should put an end to its Lambeau losing streak against Detroit.
11. at San Francisco 49ers
If there’s one team that has the potential to move up in these rankings, it’s the 49ers. With Jimmy Garoppolo returning and a number of very good players added to the roster, San Francisco could even compete for a playoff berth this year. But it’s still an unproven team with a lot of questions, so for now they’re a little lower in the rankings.
10. vs. Carolina Panthers
The good news for Green Bay is that they play the Panthers at Lambeau Field. The Packers have won three of the past four games against Carolina at home. It also means the Packers don’t have to play at Bank of America Stadium, where they’ve lost twice in the past four seasons.
9. at Detroit Lions
Road games are never easy. Divisional road games are even more challenging. The Packers have lost in four of their last six trips to Ford Field, and it could’ve been even worse had they not escaped with a victory via a Hail Mary in 2015. The Lions have an underrated roster, and while they might struggle to make the postseason in a tough division, this is never an easy game.