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Packers will be tested early in 2017

The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram After an offseason full of roster turnover, the Green Bay Packers won't get much time to work in their new pieces. The NFL released the 2017 regular season schedule Thursday night and handed Green Bay three of its t...

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers smiles after watching the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Toronto Raptors 104-77 in game three of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at BMO Harris Bradley Center. (Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports)

The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

 

After an offseason full of roster turnover, the Green Bay Packers won’t get much time to work in their new pieces.

The NFL released the 2017 regular season schedule Thursday night and handed Green Bay three of its toughest games in the first five weeks of the season.

The Packers open at home against defending NFC West champ Seattle and then go to Atlanta for an NFC championship rematch. The Sunday night matchup is also the debut of the Falcons’ new stadium.

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After home games against the Bengals and Bears, the Packers go on the road to face defending NFC East champ Dallas.

Besides the Falcons game, Green Bay’s primetime games are a Thursday night matchup against Chicago (Sept. 28), a Monday night game against Detroit (Nov. 6), a Sunday night game at Pittsburgh (Nov. 26) and a Saturday night game against Minnesota (Dec. 23).

The New England Patriots will kick off the NFL season on Sept. 7 by hosting the Kansas City Chiefs. In the opening week Monday night doubleheader, New Orleans is at Minnesota, followed by the Chargers, in their first game representing Los Angeles since 1960, at Denver.

The Vikings also have a London game (Oct. 29 against the Browns) and play the Lions on Thanksgiving.

 

2017 Green Bay Packers Schedule

PRESEASON

Thur., Aug. 10...... home vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

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Sat., Aug. 19........ at Washington, 6:30 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 26........ at Denver, 8 p.m.

Thur., Aug. 31...... vs. LA Rams, 6 p.m.

REGULAR SEASON

Sun., Sept. 10...... home vs. Seattle, 3:25 p.m. (FOX)

Sun., Sept. 17...... at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. (NBC)

Sun., Sept. 24...... home vs. Cincinnati, 3:25 p.m. (CBS)

Thur., Sept. 28..... home vs. Chicago, 7:25 p.m. (CBS/Amazon)

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Sun., Oct. 8.......... at Dallas, *3:25 p.m. (FOX)

Sun., Oct. 15........ at Minnesota, *noon (FOX)

Sun., Oct. 22........ home vs. New Orleans, noon (FOX)

Sun., Oct. 27........ BYE WEEK

Mon., Nov. 6........ home vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Sun., Nov. 12....... at Chicago, noon (no local TV)

Sun., Nov. 19....... home vs. Baltimore, noon (CBS)

Sun., Nov. 26....... at Pittsburgh, *7:30 p.m. (NBC)

Sun., Dec. 3......... home vs. Tampa Bay, noon (no local TV)

Sun., Dec. 10....... at Cleveland, noon (FOX)

Sun., Dec. 17....... at Carolina, noon (FOX)

Sat., Dec. 23........ home vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. (NBC)

Sun., Dec. 31....... at Detroit, noon (no local TV)

 

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