NFL Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers 2012 Schedule

The Green Bay Packers regular season schedule has been released and there are some exciting matchups.

The following is the Packers 2012 schedule. All game times are in Central Standard Time. Remember, start time and broadcast may shift due to NFL flexible scheduling.

Date Opponent Kickoff
Sunday, Sept. 9 San Francisco 49ers 3:15 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 13 Chicago Bears 7:20 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 24 at Seattle Seahawks 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 30 New Orleans Saints 3:15 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 7 at Indianapolis Colts 12 Noon
Sunday, Oct. 14 at Houston Texans 7:20 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 21 at St. Louis Rams 12 Noon
Sunday, Oct. 28 Jacskonville Jaguars 12 Noon
Sunday, Nov. 4 Arizona Cardinals 12 Noon
Sunday, Nov. 11 Bye Week
Sunday, Nov. 18 at Detroit Lions 12 Noon
Sunday, Nov. 25 at New York Giants 7:20 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 2 Minnesota Vikings 12 Noon
Sunday, Dec. 9 Detroit Lions 7:20 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16 at Chicago Bears 12 Noon
Sunday, Dec. 23 Tennessee Titans 12 Noon
Sunday, Dec. 30 at Minnesota Vikings 12 Noon

 

Green Bay will play in five primetime matchups. They will host the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football and travel to Seattle Seahawks the following week for Monday Night Football. The Packers will play the Houston Texans, New York Giants and Detroit Lions on Sunday Night Football. The Giants game will be at New York while the Lions will travel to Lambeau Field.

The Packers have the second weakest schedule in the NFL this year if you go by opponents’ combined record from last season. Their opponents are 120-136 for a winning percentage of .469. That is certainly good news considering the Packers have some brutal road trips. Away at Detroit followed by away at New York is going to be brutal. Not to mention, Green Bay has three straight road games Week 5-7 against the Indianapolis Colts, Texans and St. Louis Rams.

The games that should be circled on your schedule are the San Francisco 49ers at home in Week 1 and the Bears at home in Week 2. These are must win games for Green Bay as they will be playing in front of the Packer faithful at legendary Lambeau Field. Dropping both games could be detrimental to the outcome of the season.

New Orleans Saints at home in Week 4 will be another difficult matchup as they put up quite a fight in last season’s opener. Traveling to Detroit will be no easy task as they have become a legitimate threat in the division. The game of the season could arguably be against the defending Super Bowl champion Giants. The New York crowd is going to be amped up and Eli Manning seems to shine on the national stage.

Depending on how teams do in the NFL Draft, the Packers should have a legitimate shot at conquering the NFC North for their second consecutive division title.  Hopefully, they will be able to take care of the beatable opponents and win half of their games against playoff contenders to lock down another high-seed in the NFC conference.