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Packers Will Face Seahawks, Falcons to Start Season


An early-season Thursday night home game vs. archrival Chicago in Week 4 on September 28th and they're slated for just one Monday night appearance, also at home vs. Detroit in Week 9.

The Packers-Seahawks rivalry will have a new twist this season with former Packers running back Eddie Lacy expected to be the featured performer in the Seattle backfield.

Packers fans can only hope for a similar change of fate as last night's official announcement of the 2017 schedule shows it to be extremely hard. In Week 7, the New Orleans Saints visit Lambeau, their latest trip by date to Wisconsin since playing the Packers in Milwaukee on November 17, 1985. The Packers' bye will be October 29, the latest the bye week has come since 2014. Green Bay will host New Orleans in week seven, then receive a full two weeks off before hosting the Lions. After welcoming the Baltimore Ravens to Lambeau Field for just the fourth time, they will travel to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers in a Sunday night matchup.

For three of the following four games, the Packers will face teams from the AFC North.

The Packers will finish their slate against the NFC South when they play at the Carolina Panthers on December 17. With these first two games, Green Bay could very well start the season 0-2.

The Green Bay Packers' schedule was released last night, and although the schedule doesn't look too tough for the Packers, there are still some very challenging opponents that the team will face next season.


The new stadium's completion was slated for March 1, but now won't open until August 26, when the Falcons play their first home exhibition game. These two teams will probably play one of the best games of the season. Multiple sources tell ESPN The Patriots will host the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Packers haven't opened the season at Lambeau Field since 2012, when they lost to San Francisco. The following week they travel to Chicago for a noon game.

The Falcons went on to finish 10-6 and reached the playoffs as a wild card, but were eliminated by the New York Giants.

Seattle's bye is early for the second consecutive season.

Five games will be held overseas, beginning with Baltimore vs. Jacksonville in London on September 24.

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