The Green Bay Packers have yet to learn their schedule for the 2017 regular season, but they know their itinerary for the upcoming preseason. On Monday, the NFL released the team's four-game set of exhibition matchups beginning in August.
Unlike last year, the league did not schedule five preseason games for the Packers (though field conditions led to the cancellation of the opener in Canton, Ohio). Instead, the team will play two games at Lambeau Field and two others on the road. A matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles kicks off the preseason, followed by tilts with Washington and the Denver Broncos. In a break from tradition, the Packers face off against the Los Angeles Rams rather than the Kansas City Chiefs, an opponent they've played in four of the previous five preseasons. None of Green Bay’s preseason games will appear on national television.
Since the injury-filled 2014 preseason that saw Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb go down, Green Bay has taken a cautious approach with their starters in games that don't count. As such, expect to see little of Aaron Rodgers in lieu of an extended look at Brett Hundley.
The Packers' full preseason schedule is included below:
Packers Preseason Schedule
|1||Philadelphia Eagles (HOME)||Aug. 10-13||Lambeau Field|
|2||Washington (AWAY)||Aug. 17-21||FedEx Field|
|3||Denver Broncos (AWAY)||Aug. 24-27||Sports Authority Field|
|4||Los Angeles Rams (HOME)||Aug. 31||Lambeau Field|
Green Bay's regular-season schedule has yet to surface, but they already know their 2017 home and road opponents:
- Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks
- Bears, Lions, Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys