Well, it's finally here. The Packers' 2015 schedule was released last night, and everyone from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and beyond is weighing in on the team's plans for this season. In sharp focus is the Thanksgiving Night game against the Chicago Bears, which will feature Brett Favre's jersey retirement ceremony inside Lambeau Field.
Here's a look at many of the reactions from those covering the Packers as well as the rest of the NFL.
Packers get it right on Favre | Packersnews.com
Pete Dougherty makes the case that the Bears game was the logical time to have Favre's ceremony, given his dominance of the rivals and two critical games in his career - the Halloween game in 1994 and his brilliant performance in 1995.
Packers came up with Thanksgiving-Favre-Bears idea 'a while' ago | ESPN Wisconsin
So says Jason Wilde's source, but it's easy to imagine since Mark Murphy had referenced some discussions he and the team had with the NFL about the schedule.
The 4 biggest injustices of the 2015 NFL schedule according to Twitter - SBNation.com
Apparently people are cranky that the Packers-Bears games at Soldier Field don't get played in prime time, while the games at Lambeau do.
Inside Slant: Peyton Manning break passing record in Indianapolis? | ESPN.com
Apparently if he averages just over 300 yards per game, he could break Favre's record at home against the Packers in week eight instead.
Packers’ offensive line built through the draft | Packers.com
One first-round pick, three fourth-rounders and a fifth-round selection - that's building a line the hard way, but it sets up in 2015 to be one of the best units the Packers have ever had.
In the secondary, leadership role grows for Morgan Burnett | JSOnline
Burnett was already a playoff captain a year ago, but with Tramon Williams in Cleveland, the opportunities for him to exert his leadership will be even more frequent this season.
Rise 'n Grind: Another Los Angeles NFL stadium project gets the green light - SBNation.com
Well that's fun. One proposed stadium isn't enough, apparently.