Green Bay Packers have won their past eight home openers

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The Packers haven’t lost a home opener since 2012.

Eight in a row.

Since a loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field in Week 1 of the 2012 season, the Green Bay Packers are perfect in their home openers.

On Monday night, the Packers host the Detroit Lions, coming off one of their worst performances in the Matt LaFleur era last week against the New Orleans Saints.

The home opener comes at a good time. Over the past eight seasons, the Packers have been dominant in their first Lambeau game of the year, outscoring their opponents 234-157. That’s an average of 29.25 points scored and 19.63 points allowed.

Packers home openers since 2013

  • 2013: Green Bay 38-20 Washington
  • 2014: Green Bay 31-24 New York Jets
  • 2015: Green Bay 27-17 Seattle
  • 2016: Green Bay 34-27 Detroit
  • 2017: Green Bay 17-9 Seattle
  • 2018: Green Bay 24-23 Chicago
  • 2019: Green Bay 21-16 Minnesota
  • 2020: Green Bay 42-21 Detroit

Under Matt LaFleur, the Packers have been strong at home throughout the season, with a 16-3 record at Lambeau Field, including the playoffs.

What does all this mean? Not much, in terms of the winning run in the home opener. But LaFleur’s home record does go a way to showing how good this team has been at Lambeau Field. And there’s reason to believe they will start fast on Monday night as it will be the first time since 2019 that Lambeau Field will be full for a regular-season game.

The Packers will only play at home twice in the next five weeks, so they need to make it count, starting with the visit of the Lions under the lights.

An opportunity to fix many of the issues we saw from this team last week, and a chance to put that performance to one side and get back on track.

Green Bay’s recent record in home openers is strong. Can the team make it nine in a row?