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Green Bay Packers’ 2020 schedule released, with six home games in November & December

The Packers get a heavily back-loaded home schedule this year if the schedule all goes on as planned.

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The Green Bay Packers finally have a schedule for the 2020 football season. And if it happens as planned, it seems to set up well for the team to get some good home-field advantage down the stretch in the upcoming season.

As it stands now, the Packers’ 2020 campaign is heavily back+loaded with home games in November and December. Green Bay has three home games in each of those two months, welcoming in a trio of warmer-weather teams — the Jaguars, Panthers, and Titans — from week 10 onward.

The Packers will open up with a pair of divisional games, first playing in Minnesota on opening weekend followed by a home game against the Detroit Lions. As for their oldest rivals, Green Bay will play the Chicago Bears in a pair of premier matchups late in the season, first at Lambeau Field on Sunday Night Football the week of Thanksgiving, then again in Chicago in week 17 to close the season.

Interestingly, the Packers did not get a road game in week four as they asked for. Instead, the team will host the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football, playing a second game at Lambeau Field in three days. The franchise requested a road game that week due to the Wisconsin-Notre Dame college football game scheduled for Saturday, October 3 at Lambeau Field.

Green Bay’s NFC Championship Game rematch with the San Francisco 49ers will take place on Thursday night of week nine. That will make for a lengthy road trip on short rest, which the Packers will surely be unhappy about, though the mini-bye following that game may come in handy.

Of course, time will tell whether the NFL is actually able to begin its season on schedule. The COVID-19 pandemic still rages on, and questions about the start of the season will likely linger well into the summer, potentially into August when training camps are scheduled to begin. Keep in mind that this is a normal 16-game schedule, which will only be followed if things go well in the coming weeks and months.

Here are the complete schedules for the regular season and preseason that were released on Thursday evening.

Packers 2020 Regular Season Schedule

Week Opponent Venue Day Date Time Network
Week Opponent Venue Day Date Time Network
1 at Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday 9/13/2020 12:00 PM FOX
2 vs. Detroit Lions Lambeau Field Sunday 9/20/2020 12:00 PM FOX
3 at New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday 9/27/2020 7:20 PM NBC
4 vs. Atlanta Falcons Lambeau Field Monday 10/5/2020 7:15 PM ESPN
6 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium Sunday 10/18/2020 3:25 PM FOX
7 at Houston Texans NRG Stadium Sunday 10/25/2020 12:00 PM FOX
8 vs. Minnesota Vikings Lambeau Field Sunday 11/1/2020 12:00 PM FOX
9 at San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium Thursday 11/5/2020 7:20 PM FOX/NFL Network
10 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Lambeau Field Sunday 11/15/2020 12:00 PM FOX
11 at Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday 11/22/2020 12:00 PM FOX
12 vs. Chicago Bears Lambeau Field Sunday 11/29/2020 7:20 PM NBC
13 vs. Philadelphia Eagles Lambeau Field Sunday 12/6/2020 3:25 PM CBS
14 at Detroit Lions Ford Field Sunday 12/13/2020 12:00 PM FOX
15 vs. Carolina Panthers Lambeau Field Saturday or Sunday 12/19 or 12/20 TBD TBD
16 vs. Tennessee Titans Lambeau Field Sunday 12/27/2020 7:20 PM NBC
17 @ Chicago Bears Soldier Field Sunday 1/3/2021 12:00 PM FOX

Packers 2020 Preseason Schedule

Week Opponent Venue
Week Opponent Venue
1 vs. Arizona Cardinals Lambeau Field
2 vs. Cleveland Browns Lambeau Field
3 at New York Giants MetLife Stadium
4 at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium