And there was much rejoicing as the 2011 NFL preseason schedule was released. The Green Bay Packers are scheduled to play in four preseason games, assuming the current lockout and labor battle doesn't cancel any of them.
These are all recent preseason opponents. The Packers played the Cardinals in the 2009 preseason, and played the other three teams last year. I don't think these games matter much as far as the regular season goes. In recent years, the preseason has only been significant for recent draftees and undrafted free agents to earn a roster spot.