Packers schedule 2024: Every opponent ranked from easiest to hardest

Some challenges will be tougher than others this coming season.
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3. Philadelphia Eagles

I'm not a betting man, but if I were, I'd stake quite a bit on the Philadelphia Eagles returning to being one of the top teams in the NFL this coming season.

Of course, this is a team that was 10-1 at one point last year. But the Eagles looked like a shell of their 2022 selves from the start of last year, and it seemed they were winning games despite their flaws, not because of their strengths. This year's Eagles team is revamped and reloaded with Vic Fangio on board as the defensive coordinator, new personnel in the defensive backfield, and a reloaded/new-look pass rush.

The Eagles are going to be on a vengeance tour in 2024.

2. Detroit Lions

Yes, the Detroit Lions remain one of the toughest opponents the Packers will face in 2024, and they have to play them twice.

Dan Campbell's crew has only gotten better this offseason, and they did so in part at the expense of the Packers. The Lions traded up to the 24th overall spot in the draft -- one pick ahead of the Packers -- to select Alabama cornerback Terrion Arnold, who might be the best player at that position in this rookie class.

The Lions gave massive contracts to Penei Sewell and Amon-Ra St. Brown, two cornerstone pieces of their offense. They added Marcus Davenport and DJ Reader to the defensive front. This team is going to be as tough as nails once again.

1. San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers are the class of the NFC right now. The Packers almost beat them (should have beat them) on the road in the playoffs last season, but it's going to be a climb to get to the consistent level of dominance we've seen from this well-oiled machine.

And that's exactly what the 49ers are.

Kyle Shanahan knows how to use his personnel better than almost anyone in the last 20-30 years of the NFL. He gets the most out of his guys every single week. The big question for the 49ers this year is how well they can weather the storm of losing assistant coaches and key players who move on in free agency. A number of key departures defensively (on the front seven) could loom large over the long haul of the regular season, but this team is still going to be awesome.

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