Matt LaFleur had perfect reaction to bizarre Packers schedule quirk

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The Green Bay Packers' can't have many complaints about their schedule.

They have a favorable Week 10 bye, never play more than two consecutive road games (which only happens once), and close out the season with two of their final three at Lambeau Field. It's close to a best-case scenario.

However, there is an unusual timing factor. Green Bay plays four straight primetime games in Weeks 13-16 and only one other, which is in Week 1. In the opening eight weeks, they play six noon games but only two more the rest of the way.

It's a bizarre quirk to the schedule—basically no primetime matchups until November 28, and then it's almost nothing but night games.

Head coach Matt LaFleur is ready, and he had the perfect reaction.

Matt LaFleur responds to Packers' stretch of early-season noon games

There's a difference in preparation between early-afternoon and late-night games. The Packers will have to be prepared for plenty of noon kickoffs in the first half of the season. LaFleur had the best answer.

"Yeah, our guys better wake up with their piss hot like I've said before. They gotta get ready to go," said LaFleur, via Wes Hodkiewicz of the team's official website.

I still don't really understand what that means.

LaFleur added that an early kickoff in the preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens should help them prepare.

Beyond Week 8, there will be less need to "wake up with their piss hot," as the majority of their remaining games will either be in the late-afternoon window or primetime. We can forget about Sunday Packers football during a four-week stretch that begins on Thanksgiving Day.

Green Bay hosts Miami on Thanksgiving and then visits Detroit for a consecutive Thursday game before taking on Seattle on Sunday night and New Orleans the following Monday. LaFleur believes it's the first time he will have ever played four straight primetime games.

The NFL schedule always throws up unique challenges. Green Bay is a popular choice in primetime slots but will barely play under the lights in the first half of the season. But it all changes down the stretch.

In any case, kickoff time doesn't matter as long as the Packers "wake up with their piss hot."

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