9

November

Looking at the Packers Remaining Schedule after the Bye Week (with podcast)

Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers celebrate after a 72-yard touchdown to Tom Crabtree against the Arizona Cardinals.

Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers celebrate after a Tom Crabtree TD against the Arizona Cardinals.

Coming into the season, there were a couple stretches that appeared difficult on the Packers’ schedule.

The first tough part of the Packers’ schedule began on opening weekend, while the second challenging stretch figured to be coming out of the bye week.

In week one, the San Francisco 49ers came to Lambeau Field and controlled the game from the kickoff, as the 49ers’ stout defense completely shut the Packers down. The Packers were 0-1, and the schedule didn’t get any easier.

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The Packers were, again, playing at home in week two. This time, against a hungry and much-improved Chicago Bears team. Tramon Williams caught as many passes as Brandon Marshall, and defensive coordinator Dom Capers continued his dominance against Jay Cutler, confusing the Bears quarterback into four interceptions and a 28.2 passer rating.

Now back to .500, the Packers traveled to Seattle to play the Seahawks on Monday Night Fotoball. The Seattle crowd was, as usual, extremely loud, helping the Seahawks blow past the Packers’ offensive line for a season-high eight sacks. We all know how the game ended–the Packers won the game…except they didn’t.

Fans were outraged as the Packers sat at 1-2 with the New Orleans Saints coming to town in week four. The Packers offense got back on track against the lowly Saints defense, as Rodgers threw for 319 yards and four touchdowns.

The first “tough stretch” of the season was in the books, and the Packers were 2-2.

The schedule appeared to lighten up over the course of the next several games, but the very next week, the Packers blew a 21-3 lead over the Indianapolis Colts and fell below .500 once again. After their loss at Indianapolis, the Packers have won four straight games, defeating the previously-unbeaten Houston Texans, St. Louis Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars and Arizona Cardinals.

So, here they are.

The Packers are 6-3 at the bye week, trailing the 7-1 Chicago Bears in the NFC North division. While the Bears may have the best defense in the league through the first half of the season, they’re entering a challenging two-game stretch against Houston and San Francisco. So looking ahead, the Packers could have an opportunity to pull even with Chicago in the coming weeks.

17

April

Green Bay Packers 2012 Season Schedule Released

The Official 2012 Schedule of the Green Bay Packers:

(all times are Central Time)

Date
Opponent
Time TV

PRESEASON:
Thu., Aug. 9 @ San Diego Chargers 7:00 PM ESPN
Fri., Aug. Cleveland Browns (Gold Pkg.) 7:00 PM State/WGBA
Thu., Aug @ Cincinnati Bengals 7:00 PM State/WGBA
Thu., Sep. Kansas City Chiefs (Bishop’s Charities game) 7:00 PM State/WGBA
REG. SEASON:
Sun., Sept. 9 San Francisco 49ers 3:15 PM FOX
Thu., Sept. 13 Chicago Bears 7:20 PM NFLN
Mon., Sept. 24 @Seattle Seahawks 7:30 PM ESPN
Sun., Sept. 30 New Orleans Saints
3:15 PM
FOX
Sun., Oct. 7 @ Indianapolis Colts 12:00 PM FOX
Sun., Oct. 14 @ Houston Texans 7:20PM NBC
Sun., Oct. 21 @ St. Louis Rams 12:00PM FOX
Sun., Oct. 28 Jacksonville Jaguars 12:00 PM CBS
Sun., Nov. 4 Arizona Cardinals 12:00 PM FOX
Mon, Nov. 11  BYE
Sun., Nov. 18 @ Detroit Lions 12:00 PM FOX
Sun., Nov. 25 @ N.Y. Giants 7:20 PM NBC
Sun., Dec. 2 Minnesota Vikings 12:00 PM FOX
Sun., Dec. 9 Detroit Lions 7:20 PM NBC
Sun., Dec. 16 @ Chicago Bears 12:00 PM FOX
Sun., Dec. 23 Tennessee Titans 12:00 PM CBS
Sun., Dec. 30 @ Minnesota Vikings 12:00 PM FOX

For updates, changes and results, check our Schedule page.

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2

January

Green Bay Packers 2012 Opponents Set in Stone

The Packers' 2012 opponents are now set in stone.

The 2011 Green Bay Packers are 15-1 and two weeks away from hosting a Divisional round playoff game.

But for the sake of getting the information out, let’s take a quick second to look ahead to the 2012 NFL season. When the New York Giants beat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, the Packers’ opponents for next season became set in stone.

In addition to annual home games against the Detroit Lions (10-6), Chicago Bears (8-8) and Minnesota Vikings (3-13) in the NFC North, the Packers will host the San Francisco 49ers (13-3), Arizona Cardinals (8-8), New Orleans Saints (13-3), Tennessee Titans (9-7) and Jacksonsville Jaguars (5-11) next season.

The winning percentage this season of the eight teams the Packers play in 2012 at lands at .539 (69-59).

The Packers will then have road games against the three NFC North teams, the Houston Texans (10-6), Indianapolis Colts (2-14), St. Louis Rams (2-14), Seattle Seahawks (7-9) and New York Giants (9-7).

The winning percentage of the eight road games, including the three NFC North teams, is just .398 (51-77).

The official NFL schedule is typically released sometime in late March or early April.

A couple of interesting tidbits from the Packers’ 2012 opponents:

  • The Packers haven’t lost a regular season game to the 49ers since 1990, and have won eight straight in the series at Lambeau Field.
  • If you eliminate the preseason, the Packers have yet to play a game against the Cardinals since Arizona beat Green Bay in the Wildcard round of the 2009 playoffs.
  • The last time the Packers and Titans met, Tennessee beat Green Bay in overtime in 2008 to stay undefeated.
  • The potential exists for the Packers to play a Colts’ team led by current Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. He’s the consensus No. 1 pick in April’s 2012 NFL draft, which the Colts currently hold. If you remember, the Packers lost in a big upset on the road in 1997 the year before the Colts drafted another quarterback No. 1. That soon-to-be draft pick was Peyton Manning.
  • The Packers will play four of the league’s seven worst teams records-wise in 2012.
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Zach Kruse is a 23-year-old sports journalist with a passion for the Green Bay Packers. He currently lives in Wisconsin and is working on his journalism degree, while also covering prep sports for The Dunn Co. News.