Per Greg Aiello, the NFL’s Senior VP of Public Relations, the 2013 NFL schedule will be released at 8pm ET this Thursday, April 18th. Aiello announced this via Twitter earlier today.
2013 regular-season schedule will be announced at 8 pm ET on Thursday (April 18).
— Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) April 16, 2013
The Green Bay Packers’ schedule will surely offer some great matchups this season. They will, of course, face their divisional opponents twice each with what I’m sure will be a keen interest specifically on the Minnesota Vikings matchups. That may or may not have something to do with a former Packers wide receiver who recently joined the Vikings in free agency. For those who have been stuck under a rock over the past month, I am, of course, referring to Greg Jennings.
The Packers will face each 2012 NFC division winner, including a rematch with the San Francisco 49ers. The 9ers beat Green Bay during both the 2012 regular season and in the Divisional playoff round en route to Super Bowl XLVII. The Packers will also square off against the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins.
Due to the normal rotation of the out-of-conference scheduling, Green Bay will see each of the AFC North teams this season, highlighted by a matchup with the reigning Super Bowl-champion Baltimore Ravens. The Pittsburgh Steelers will visit Lambeau Field and bring about a rematch of Super Bowl XLV.
The Packers will also face the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. It’s worth noting that Green Bay will travel to Dallas where they have not won a regular season matchup against the Cowboys since December 24, 1989. On the positive side, that’s also the site of their most recent Super Bowl win following the 2010 season.
Last week, Pulse of the Pack reviewed the Packers 2013 schedule and the matchups. Be sure to hear what Marques Eversoll and Jacob Westendorf had to say!——————
Jason Perone is an independent sports blogger writing about the Packers on AllGreenBayPackers.comFollow Jason Perone: