The NFL released its regular season schedule today.For the Green Bay Packers, this year’s opponents will feature the usual NFC North opponents both home and away.
An interesting side note is that the Packers will face the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this year. It will mark the first time in over 30 years that the Packers will play an outdoor game in Minnesota.
The Packers will also face each team from the NFC South as well as the division-winning Philadelphia Eagles of the NFC East and Seattle Seahawks of the NFC West.
The Seahawks are also the defending Super Bowl champions. This will mark the third straight season that the Packers will face the defending champs on the road. They faced the New York Giants in 2012 and Baltimore Ravens in 2013.
The AFC slate this year includes all four teams from the AFC East. The Packers will host the New England Patriots and New York Jets while they will travel to face the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills.
An interesting side note to make is that the Packers have faced most of the AFC East during two of their last three Super Bowl seasons. After beating the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI in 1996, the Packers faced New England in a Monday night game in 1997 en route to their second straight Super Bowl appearance. Green Bay also saw the Dolphins and Bills that season.
The Packers last faced the Dolphins, Bills, Jets and Patriots in 2010, their latest Super Bowl season. The Packers suffered what would be their last loss of that championship year to New England in a Sunday night game started by backup quarterback Matt Flynn.
Here is Green Bay’s 2014 schedule:
1 Sep 04 GB @ SEA CenturyLink Field 8:30 PM NBC
2 Sep 14 NYJ @ GB Lambeau Field 4:25 PM CBS
3 Sep 21 GB @ DET Ford Field 1:00 PM FOX
4 Sep 28 GB @ CHI Soldier Field 1:00 PM FOX
5 Oct 02 MIN @ GB Lambeau Field 8:25 PM CBS
6 Oct 12 GB @ MIA Sun Life Stadium 1:00 PM FOX
7 Oct 19 CAR @ GB Lambeau Field 1:00 PM FOX
8 Oct 26 GB @ NO Mercedes-Benz Superdome 8:30 PM NBC
10Nov 09 CHI @ GB Lambeau Field 8:30 PM NBC
11 Nov 16 PHI @ GB Lambeau Field 1:00 PM FOX
12 Nov 23 GB @ MIN TCF Bank Stadium 1:00 PM FOX
13 Nov 30 NE @ GB Lambeau Field 4:25 PM CBS
14 Dec 08 ATL @ GB Lambeau Field 8:30 PM ESPN
15 Dec 14 GB @ BUF Ralph Wilson Stadium 1:00 PM FOX
16 Dec 21 GB @ TB Raymond James Stadium 1:00 PM FOX
17 Dec 28 DET @ GB Lambeau Field 1:00 PM FOX
Download the full schedule here from Packers.com.
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