It’s always a fun day when I get to write the first Game Primer article of a new season. That day is today, the eve of the Green Bay Packers’ preseason opener for the 2017 season. This week’s game sees the Packers kicking off the preseason schedule with an NFC East opponent, a team that has developed some familiarity with the Packers in recent years. This will be the fifth straight year that the two teams have played each other in either the regular season (2013, 14, 16) or preseason (2015, 17).
Fans around Wisconsin and the Midwest will be able to watch the game on local TV, as well as displaced Packers fans in east and central Pennsylvania. Fans outside of those regions will need to either watch the NFL’s online stream (NFL Gamepass offers a one-week free trial) or wait for one of the game replays on NFL Network, which will show the game three different times over the weekend.
Here are all the details you need to plan out your viewing of this week’s opening game.
Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Thursday, August 10, 2017
7:00 PM Central Time
Local TV Broadcasts
Packers TV Network (Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon commentating)
Stations include: NBC26 (Green Bay), NBC 4 (Milwaukee), ABC 27 (Madison), ABC 9 (Wausau), ABC 18 (Eau Claire), ABC 19 (La Crosse)
Eagles TV Network (Scott Graham, Mike Mayock commentating)
NBC 10 (Philadelphia), FOX 43 (Harrisburg), FOX 56 (Scranton), My29 (State College)
NFL Network Replays
Friday, August 11th, 3:00 PM Central
Sunday, August 13th, 3:00 AM Central
Monday, August 14th, 3:00 PM Central
No. Don’t bet on preseason football. But for curiosity’s sake, the Packers are a two-point favorite and the over/under total is 39.
Week 12, 2016
Packers 27, @ Eagles 13