5 Biggest Games On Green Bay Packers' 2016 NFL Schedule

By Brad Berreman

The Green Bay Packers fell short of a division title last season, but they did win a playoff game and nearly beat the Arizona Cardinals in the Divisional Round. Here are the five biggest games on the Packers’ 2016 regular season schedule.

5 Biggest Games On Green Bay Packers\' 2016 NFL Schedule
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5. Week 7: vs. Chicago Bears

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A Thursday night game between bitter rivals is typically interesting, and if the Bears take a step forward next season the Packers will have their hands full.

5. Week 7: vs. Chicago Bears

A Thursday night game between bitter rivals is typically interesting, and if the Bears take a step forward next season the Packers will have their hands full.

4. Week 2: at Minnesota Vikings

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The Packers will travel for the first regular season game in the Vikings' new stadium, with the Sunday night spotlight on the contest. The fan contingent that crosses the border from Wisconsin to Minnesota should be thick.

4. Week 2: at Minnesota Vikings

The Packers will travel for the first regular season game in the Vikings' new stadium, with the Sunday night spotlight on the contest. The fan contingent that crosses the border from Wisconsin to Minnesota should be thick.

3. Week 6: vs. Dallas Cowboys

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The last time the Cowboys visited Lambeau Field, it was a playoff game with the catch rule and Dez Bryant as the prevalent topics afterward. This time around, playoff seeding later on could be tilted by who wins.

3. Week 6: vs. Dallas Cowboys

The last time the Cowboys visited Lambeau Field, it was a playoff game with the catch rule and Dez Bryant as the prevalent topics afterward. This time around, playoff seeding later on could be tilted by who wins.

2. Week 14: vs. Seattle Seahawks

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Over the last few years, the Seahawks and Packers have been as consistently good as any teams in the NFL. This late-season matchup should have plenty at stake for both teams when it's all said and done.

2. Week 14: vs. Seattle Seahawks

Over the last few years, the Seahawks and Packers have been as consistently good as any teams in the NFL. This late-season matchup should have plenty at stake for both teams when it's all said and done.

1. Week 16: vs. Minnesota Vikings

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Yes, it's cliche to have both games against the rival Vikings on this list. But Week 17 last year determined the NFC North winner, and Week 16 of the 2016 season may have similar implications.

1. Week 16: vs. Minnesota Vikings

Yes, it's cliche to have both games against the rival Vikings on this list. But Week 17 last year determined the NFC North winner, and Week 16 of the 2016 season may have similar implications.

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