Packers schedule 2024: Every opponent ranked from easiest to hardest

Some challenges will be tougher than others this coming season.
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12. New Orleans Saints

It's tough to know if the New Orleans Saints -- who won nine games last year -- overachieved or were truly legit. They ranked in the top 10 both in points scored and fewest points allowed. I just don't know how much I'm buying it. Most of their nine wins came against teams like Carolina (x2), Chicago, the New York Giants, the Titans...

You see what I'm saying? I'm throwing the BS flag on the Saints. I don't think this team is as good as their nine wins from last year indicated.

11. Minnesota Vikings

A case could be made for the Vikings as the "easiest" opponent on the Packers' schedule in 2024 based on the obviously huge loss of quarterback Kirk Cousins. But Kevin O'Connell was able to get a couple of guys he believes in with veteran Sam Darnold coming in and first-round pick J.J. McCarthy competing with him.

Another situation to monitor here is going to be the loss of Danielle Hunter in the pass rush department and how well the duo of free-agent pickup Jonathan Greenard and first-round pick Dallas Turner can pick up that slack.

10. Arizona Cardinals

Maybe it's a bit of a hot take, but I'm buying what the Arizona Cardinals are selling right now. Jonathan Gannon had this team playing really hard last year, and this is one of the more improved overall rosters in the league this offseason. Kyler Murray is hopefully going to be back to full strength this season, and he's getting arguably the best non-quarterback in the entire 2024 NFL Draft class -- Marvin Harrison Jr.

With the upgraded personnel in Arizona this season, this team is going to be much tougher than we saw last year.