3 ways the NFL screwed the Packers with 2023 schedule
The Green Bay Packers' schedule for the 2023 season was released this week.
Notably, the Packers were given five primetime games and also play the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day. Even without Aaron Rodgers leading the offense, the Packers remain a must-have on national television.
Green Bay's schedule doesn't look too scary, on paper at least. There are many winnable games along the way, giving fans hope that the Packers can remain competitive this season.
However, there are a few reasons why the Packers could understandably get frustrated with the schedule. Let's look at three reasons why.
3 ways NFL screwed Packers with 2023 schedule: Starting with two road games
For the fifth year in a row, Green Bay starts the season on the road. To make it worse, the Packers will play consecutive away matchups. That's hardly ideal for a team with a first-year starting quarterback.
Green Bay will be tested by the division-rival Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in the opener before meeting the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2.
It would've been nice for the NFL to give the Packers a home game in Week 1, just this once. Matt LaFleur's team has to wait until Week 3 before finally getting the opportunity to play in front of their home fans.
The NFL has made it challenging for Jordan Love right out of the gate.