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Cheese Curds, 4/20: Media reactions to Packers’ and NFL’s 2018 schedules

Check out a few breakdowns and analyses of the 2018 schedule.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers’ schedule for 2018 is now out, and much of the energy of fans and media over the past 12 hours or so has been spent analyzing and breaking it down.

As we discussed here at APC, the Packers have an advantageous start and end to the schedule, but the middle part of the season appears to be very difficult. In today’s curds, we’ll get a little bit of a look at other reactions to the schedule as well as some other Packers-related topics with the 2018 NFL Draft just six days away.

To begin, let’s look at a creative and fun video put together by the Packers’ media team to announce the schedule:

NFL schedule: 5 thoughts on Packers' 2018 games |
One of the surprises is how critical it will be for the Packers to find a way to win at home against the Miami Dolphins in week 10.

Packers-Bears matchups fit just right |
This is perfect - one of the games kicks off the Packers' 100th season and the other is in December.

Green Bay Packers defense will be aggressive under Mike Pettine - ESPN
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is looking forward to being more of a playmaker like he was in 2016, while Tramon Williams knows what to expect from Pettine: aggressiveness but simplicity at the same time.

2018 NFL schedule release: Balancing Beyoncé, TV and travel -
Here's a broader look at the NFL's schedule overall, with a pair of Packers games getting some top billing.

Long snappers in the NFL: Why teams can’t live without them -
The Packers went through quite the rotation of long snappers last year due to injury; it's fascinating to see how such a specialized job has a dedicated roster spot when versatility is such a focal point in the NFL.