After a disappointing 6-9-1 finish in the previous season, the Packers will be looking to get back to being successful in Green Bay and on the road. The Green Bay Packers had their home and away opponents revealed although this schedule has yet to have dates set for opponents. Big changes are coming up with a mostly new coaching staff led by Matt LaFleur and also hopefully some smart off season free agent deals and draft picks.
UPDATE: The official schedule has been released
vs. Chicago Bears
at Chicago Bears
vs. Detroit Lions
at Detroit Lions
vs. Minnesota Vikings
at Minnesota Vikings
at Dallas Cowboys
at New York Giants
vs. Philadelphia Eagles
vs. Washington Redskins
vs. Denver Broncos
at Kansas City Chiefs
vs. Oakland Raiders
at Los Angeles Chargers
at San Francisco 49ers
vs. Carolina Panthers
Six games that won’t surprise Green Bay fans are the home and away match-ups with each of their NFC North Rivals. The Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings have both built two of the most productive defenses in the NFL. The away games at Chicago and Minnesota will be huge for the Packers next season, as they lost both games away from home against the Bears and Vikings last season. LaFleur will face a lot of pressure to win those games to prove himself.
The Packers’ recent struggles in the division have led to Green Bay missing out on the postseason, as the Packers won just one divisional game last season. McCarthy was shown the door after yet another disappointing season leading the team. It goes without saying that winning the NFC North is going to drive LaFleur and motivate his efforts unlike ol’ tons-of-fun McCarthy the past few seasons.
The 2019 Packers schedule will see the NFC North teams matchup with two different divisions, the NFC East and the AFC West. Green Bay is set to have some intriguing games with AFC West opponents including away games at Kansas City and the Chargers in Los Angeles. The Packers will host the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders – wrapping up the games against the AFC West.
The NFC East games have scheduled the Packers to travel to New York to take on the Giants and the Cowboys in Dallas. The remaining two opponents from the NFC East will have to play in Green Bay, with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles visiting the Packers in the 2019-20 season.
The San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers round out the opponent list for the Packers in 2019-20. After finishing in third place in the NFC North last season, the Packers drew the third place team from the NFC South and the NFC West, creating the match-ups against the 49ers and Panthers. Green bay will have to travel to San Francisco, but host the Carolina Panthers.
Green Bay fans will most likely feel indifferent about this schedule. On one hand, they were able to match up with the NFC East, who don’t possess a true powerhouse. Considering that the Packers have three of the four games against the NFC East at home, these are match-ups that the Packers will be expecting to win next season. The AFC West may prove to be a challenge for the Pack. The Chiefs will be one of the stronger teams next season, and will be a difficult team to beat at Arrowhead Stadium. The divisional match-ups look to be the most difficult, as the NFC North has proven to be one of the most improved and competitive divisions in the NFL.
Update: Had Cowboys as a home game. Thanks, Howard.
Ed, Cowboys are away. Can’t have 9 home games, or 3 of 4 games at home against the other division.
McDaniels was never interested in coaching the Packers or any other team. I think he was promised the head coaching position of the Patriots, when Bellechek steps down, in about 2 – 3 years. Why else would he walk out on the Colts after excepting the job?
Accepting* I know English is hard
Looks like 8-8 to me unless something drastic happens.
We will be amidst those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat……
and a middling 2020 draft position,
Go watch the Packers fill a soccer stadium in Los Angeles with Mr. Monty McMahon!
Seriously though. Our schedule is front & back-end loaded with important divisional games.
But I really like that we open on a Thursday & then have 10 days (the mini-Bye) to prepare for the ViQueens in week 2. & then a week-4 Thursday night game again to just get it out of the way! & then we have another mini-Bye again which is really underrated. & thank the football gods for not fucking us with the dreaded & lame week-4 Bye … that’s really a seasonal kick in the balls that we’ve experienced twice recently.
Five home games, including three straight, before the leaves are done falling in Wisconsin? Six of the final nine games on the road?
NFL Offices – “We try to be objective determining the schedules for our teams.”
Not sure what you’re complaining about… this is a great schedule
“Five teams have schedules in which they have only one home game over a six-week span: Raiders, Bucs, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.”
NFL exec: ‘I’d love a redo’ “This is one that the NFL would love to have back.”
I take it five months isn’t enough time to sort out a schedule (sarcasm). Which is strange because the NFL still doesn’t know where the Packers are going to play the Raiders during preseason. Maybe this is over-simplistic thinking but couldn’t you swap divisional games on the schedule? I know Lambeau Field doesn’t get used for anything other than football during the season and I’m sure the other divisional stadiums do either.
Although late season weather may normally favor the Packers when hosting the Vikings, this game 2 is no favor for the Vikes. More rest and preparation for the Packers is huge. Also, at least early season Rodgers has been cowed down to at least have to pretend he takes coaching. Rodgers will have to say to himself constantly “What would State farm think? I guess I better get with this program. For now…..” That means the plays run will be as per Lafleur and in the best interest of the Packers and not just the best interest of Aaron Rodgers within his own mind (which, remember, is much smarter than yours). That may seem like one and the same thing and maybe it should be but it isn’t. Just ask Gravy Mike.
All and all, an ideal home game vs. Vikings situation for the Packers.
You also host the Thursday night game which is a huge HUGE advantage as has been proven over and over. Five of the first 7 games are at home as well which is pretty unlikely normally. Does any other team have so many? No one. None. Zero. Packers have THE MOST disproportionate home game advantageous early season schedule out of all 32 teams. All alone. No one even tied with as many.
Every team has to play 8 home and 8 away, of course, but I think the NFL wants to help the Packers and Lafleur hit the ground running. Money money money. Packers have one of the biggest bandwagons in the NFL. Gotta make them happy to get more of their money money money.
Build that Lafleur credibility, get player buy in (Aaron Rodgers), help the Packers be successful… money money money.
Looks to me, over under, you guys will be 5-2 after 7 games, possibly better than that.
Then… the wheels will fall off….
Look who’s talking about wheels falling off. You mean like how the Vikings started 5-0 and missed the playoffs because they lost 8 of the next 10 games? If that does happen maybe you can give us some pointers on how to cope since you’re so experienced with that scenario.
The Lonely Boy refuses to discuss anything negative pertaining to the queens, so that eliminates about 99.5%.
Now, if you bring up men’s figure skating, he’ll talk your ear off.
Bandwagons? That is the most idiotic comment you have ever made. It is also the only word I read in your post.