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2012 Green Bay Packers Schedule

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Sunday, Sept. 9 — San Francisco 49ers — 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 13 — Chicago Bears — 7:20 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 24 — at Seattle Seahawks — 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 30 — New Orleans Saints — 3:15 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 7 — at Indianapolis Colts — noon

Sunday, Oct. 14 — at Houston Texans — 7:20 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21 — at St. Louis Rams — noon

Sunday, Oct. 28 — Jacksonville Jaguars — noon

Sunday, Nov. 4 — Arizona Cardinals — noon

Sunday, Nov. 11 — Bye

Sunday, Nov. 18 — at Detroit Lions — noon

Sunday, Nov. 25 — at New York Giants — 7:20 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 2 — Minnesota Vikings — noon

Sunday, Dec. 9 — Detroit Lions — noon

Sunday, Dec. 16 — at Chicago Bears — noon

Sunday, Dec. 23 — Tennessee Titans — noon

Sunday, Dec. 30 — at Minnesota Vikings — noon

Here’s what we find curious and/or interesting about the team’s schedule.

Three of the Green Bay Packers first four games are at home, which bodes well for a fast start. However, they then face three in a row on the road. Fortunately, two of those teams are the Colts and Rams.

The Packers don’t play on Thanksgiving this year, which sucks for Thanksgiving.

The Packers have five prime time games, but only one on Monday night. That game? Against Matt Flynn and the Seattle Seahawks.

The Packers only divisional game before November is their week two matchup with the Bears.

Four of the team’s last five games are divisional games, but for some strange reason, Tennessee got thrown in on the second-to-last week. What happened to a team’s final two games of the year being against division opponents?

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15 Comments

  1. Cheese April 17, 2012

    5 of the 6 divisional games are in the last seven weeks of the schedule. That’s just wierd..

  2. Ryan April 17, 2012

    I felt like such a nerd tonight. I was literally nervous over the schedule release. I am so excited for the season that I cannot possibly be frustrated with the schedule at this point. Give it a week, and I’ll have my complaints. =)

  3. Ivomitonvikingfans April 17, 2012

    The worst part is the Bears and their shit eating fans make an early season appearance. I hope it’s cold enough to ease the stench that inevitably follows those savages.

    Not many good home games after week 1. Jags, Cards, Titans(yawn). Saints game won’t be what it should have been. As of now I’m not super excited by these games. Fuck it. I can’t wait anyway. Just a few months of shitty Brewer games to go…..

  4. TyKo Steamboat April 17, 2012

    * Dec. 9 vs. the Detriot Kittens is a Sunday night game on NBC

  5. Savage57 April 18, 2012

    When is the NFL gonna play environmental fuckery with some of the candy ass teams from the south and let the Packers finish with three straight home games against Miami, San Diego and Arizona?

    I hate that each year the NFL loads up the Packers with early home games and then has them finish with a bias towards away games.

    Kind of negates the whole frozen tundra idea.

    1. Taryn April 18, 2012

      Three of the 5 Dec games are at home,did you even look at schedule.The fact that DET comes here on Dec 9th is big benefit as that game may decide the Division.

      1. Savage57 April 18, 2012

        Nope, didn’t even look at the schedule, just came directly to the comments section to post some unfounded tripe.

        4 of 7 games after the bye are away.

    2. TyKoSTeamboat April 18, 2012

      I love it…our high-octane offense isn’t designed for the frozen tundra…think about it

      1. Kristofer from Oshkosh April 18, 2012

        I think the point of the advantage the Packers have playing in the frozen tundra is that most teams that play during those months of the year at Lambeau do not get to practice in the cold weather when the Packers are used to playing in that cold weather. Think about it. ++ Advantage Packers ++

  6. Lynn Fuckin' Dickey April 18, 2012

    If the playoff game was any indication, I’d rather the Pack avoid the “frozen tundra” as well (or at least until we get a run game)

  7. Hacksaw April 18, 2012

    The most pointless game of the year is against the most worthless team in the NFL at the least important week in the schedule (Week 16)

  8. PackMatt April 18, 2012

    Very strange to go on such a long stretch with no divisional opponents. Gotta love ending the year at Minnesota. GPG

  9. TyKoSteamboat April 18, 2012

    Percentage-wise (from last season), we have the 2nd easiest schedule in the NFL…Pats have easiest. On a different note, kinda a lame year to have Season tix…Cards, Jags, ‘Aints, & Titans!?!? Blah. Doen a road game (or 2) this season for sure!

  10. iltarion April 18, 2012

    Really not a difficult schedule. The key will be the division games. As it seems nearly every year, the Packers end the season with a pretty soft run of teams. Really should win the last 5 games.

  11. Packerfan2008 April 22, 2012

    Agreed