4. at Dallas Cowboys
Forget the Packers’ recent success at AT&T Stadium, this is a very good Cowboys team who are strong at home. Including the playoffs, Dallas dominated at home last season with an 8-1 record. Their defense ranked seventh in the NFL, and they gave up just 20.3 points per game. The Cowboys reached the divisional round last year, and they should once again be one of the NFC’s strongest teams.
3. at Chicago Bears
One of the Packers’ biggest challenges comes in the NFL’s season opener at Soldier Field. Matt LaFleur gets about as tough a start imaginable in his first game as head coach up against the defending NFC North champions and last year’s league-leader in scoring defense. The only advantage the Packers will have is that — like the Bears at Lambeau Field in Week 1 last year — they will have a lot of unscouted looks on offense.
2. at Los Angeles Chargers
With Joey Bosa, Melvin Ingram, Derwin James and Nasir Adderley, the Chargers could have the best defense in the NFL this year. The good news is that many Packers fans will likely be in attendance in this game, taking the edge off of the crowd noise for the home team. But that won’t change how talented this Chargers team is. Los Angeles should be considered Super Bowl contenders, and this will be a real challenge for LaFleur’s team.
1. at Kansas City Chiefs
While the Chiefs still have plenty of questions defensively, their offense was the league’s best in 2018, averaging an incredible 35.3 points per game. Add in the atmosphere at Arrowhead Stadium, and this is about as tough as it gets.