Packers announce 2018 schedule
Updated: 7:01 p.m. on April 19, 2018
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers’ 2018 NFL regular-season schedule was released Thursday evening by the National Football League.
For the second consecutive season, the Packers open the season at home and will play three of their first four games at Lambeau Field. In Week 1, Green Bay will host Chicago on Sunday night, marking the 13th consecutive regular season that the Packers and Bears have squared off in primetime. For the first time since 2012, the Packers play two home games to open the season, hosting Minnesota in Week 2. It marks just the third time (2003, 2008) since the NFC North was formed in 2002 that Green Bay has played division opponents in both of the first two games.
The Packers’ first road contest is at the Redskins, marking Green Bay’s first September visit to Washington. The Packers return home for two of three games before the bye, first taking on the Buffalo Bills in Week 4 and then traveling to Detroit to play the Lions. In Week 6, Green Bay hosts the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football, marking the fourth time the two teams have met on MNF and the first since 1999.
After the second Week 7 bye for Green Bay in the last four seasons (2015), the Packers will play four of five games on the road. Green Bay makes its first trip to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum since 1978 to play the Rams. In Week 9, the Packers travel to the other side of the country to play the Patriots on Sunday night. Green Bay returns home to take on the Miami Dolphins before a quick turnaround to play the Seahawks, marking the Packers’ second Thursday night game at Seattle (Week 1 in 2014). November finishes with a trip to play the Vikings on Sunday night, marking the sixth straight season that the teams have met in a prime-time game.
Green Bay opens the final month of the regular season against Arizona, only the second time the Cardinals have played at Lambeau Field in December (Dec. 21, 1969). The Packers will play back-to-back home games for only the second time in 2018 when they host the Atlanta Falcons in Week 14. It will be the fourth matchup (including postseason) between Green Bay and Atlanta in the last three seasons.
The Packers end the season with two road games in the final three weeks for the seventh straight year. In Week 15, Green Bay will face the Bears in Chicago, a place it has won in the regular season each of the last seven years. The Packers’ road slate will finish up with a game at the New York Jets, the third December game at the Jets in team history (1981, 2002). Green Bay will close out the regular season against the Lions for the third straight year and the fourth time in the last five seasons.
The dates and times for three of Green Bay’s preseason games have also been finalized.
Sun., Sept. 9 CHICAGO BEARS 7:20 p.m. NBC
Sun., Sept. 16 MINNESOTA VIKINGS (Gold Pkg.) 12 p.m. FOX
Sun., Sept. 23 at Washington Redskins 12 p.m. FOX
Sun., Sept. 30 BUFFALO BILLS 12 p.m. CBS
Sun., Oct. 7 at Detroit Lions *12 p.m. FOX
Mon., Oct. 15 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 7:15 p.m. ESPN
Sun., Oct. 21 BYE
Sun., Oct. 28 at Los Angeles Rams *3:25 p.m. FOX
Sun., Nov. 4 at New England Patriots *7:20 p.m. NBC
Sun., Nov. 11 MIAMI DOLPHINS (Gold Pkg.) *12 p.m. CBS
Thu., Nov. 15 at Seattle Seahawks 7:20 p.m. FOX/NFLN
Sun., Nov. 25 at Minnesota Vikings *7:20 p.m. NBC
Sun., Dec. 2 ARIZONA CARDINALS *12 p.m. FOX
Sun., Dec. 9 ATLANTA FALCONS *12 p.m. FOX
Sun., Dec. 16 at Chicago Bears *12 p.m. FOX
Sun., Dec. 23 at New York Jets *12 p.m. FOX
Sun., Dec. 30 DETROIT LIONS *12 p.m. FOX
Two Packers games air on @cbs58 this fall: September 30th against the Bills at Lambeau Field, and November 11th against the Dolphins at Lambeau.— Kevin Holden (@321cuekevin) April 20, 2018
For those looking forward to our Spanish Packers preseason broadcasts on @TelemundoWI , we have dates!— Kevin Holden (@321cuekevin) April 20, 2018
Thursday 8/9 vs Titans at 7:00PM
Thursday 8/16 vs Steelers at 7:00PM
Friday 8/24 at Raiders 9:30PM
Thursday 8/30 at Chiefs 7:30PM
Here's the Packers full schedule, by quarters of the season:— Kevin Holden (@321cuekevin) April 20, 2018
Sunday 9/9 vs. Bears at 7:20PM
Sunday 9/16 vs. Vikings at noon
Sunday 9/23 at Washington at noon
Sunday 9/30 vs. Bills at noon
Sunday 10/7 at Lions at noon— Kevin Holden (@321cuekevin) April 20, 2018
Monday 10/15 vs. 49ers at 7:15PM
Sunday 10/28 at LA Rams 3:25PM
Sunday 11/4 at Patriots 7:20PM
Sunday 11/11 vs. Dolphins at noon on CBS 58— Kevin Holden (@321cuekevin) April 20, 2018
Thursday 11/15 at Seahawks at 7:20PM
Sunday 11/25 at Vikings at 7:20PM
Sunday 12/2 vs Cardinals at noon
Sunday 12/9 vs Falcons at noon— Kevin Holden (@321cuekevin) April 20, 2018
Sunday 12/16 at Bears at noon
Sunday 12/23 at NY Jets at noon
Sunday 12/30 vs Lions at noon
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) – The Packers have begun releasing details about their 2018 schedule ahead of Thursday’s official NFL schedule release.
According to ESPN Staff Writer Rob Demovsky, the entire Packers’ home schedule is as follows:
September 9 vs. Bears
September 16 vs. Vikings
September 30 vs. Bills
October 15 vs. 49ers* (*Monday Night Football)
November 11 vs. Dolphins
December 2 vs. Cardinals
December 30 vs. Lions
Here's the entire Packers' home schedule:— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) April 19, 2018
Sept. 9 vs. Bears
Sept. 16 vs. Vikings
Sept. 30 vs. Bills
Oct. 15 vs. 49ers*
Nov. 11 vs. Dolphins
Dec. 2 vs. Cardinals
Dec. 9 vs. Falcons
Dec. 30 vs. Lions
*Monday Night Football https://t.co/pc89hPXpQ6
On Thursday afternoon the Packers released their home and away game opponents for the team’s 100th season.
The opponents the Packers will play at home are:
San Francisco 49ers
The opponents the Packers will play away are:
Los Angeles Rams
New England Patriots
New York Jets
The official schedule is expected to be released Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. CT. Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta will be played on Sunday, February 3, 2019.