The NFC North Division champion for the last 2 seasons in a row, the Green Bay Packers finished the season at 11-5, where in 2011 they finished at 15-1.
Aaron Rodgers and company, continued to do what they did best and dominated teams who were next on their schedule. After a controversy loss in Seattle, the Packers went on to win 10 of 13 games to lock the #3 seed in the NFC.
They released veteran Charles Woodson and lost Donald Driver to retirement and Greg Jennings to the Minnesota Vikings. Still having weapons like Jermichael Finley, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Randall Cobb, they will still have a passing offense that will remain one of the bests in the league, they just need a running back who can stay healthy and contribute.
A few days ago they announced that they have agree’d to a long term contract extension with Clay Matthews that will keep him in the NFC North in a Green Bay Packers uniform for at least 5-6 more seasons. With the younger defensive guys on this team, they should be set as long as they are able to get a running back who can balance the offense. Now looking at this years schedule for the Green Bay Packers, of course the first games you look at are obviously the rivalry games with the Chicago Bears, but the opening game at Candle Stick against the San Francisco 49ers. They have a few challenging games on their schedule and the last 6 games of the season could determine their status in the playoff hunt.
- Sep. 8 at San Francisco 49ers 3:25p
- Sep. 15 Washington Redskins 12:00p
- Sep. 22 at Cincinnati Bengals 12:00p
- Sep. 29 BYE
- Oct. 6 Detroit Lions 12:00p
- Oct. 13 at Baltimore Ravens 12:00p
- Oct. 20 Cleveland Browns 3:25p
- Oct. 27 at Minnesota Vikings 7:30p
- Nov. 4 Chicago Bears (Mon) 7:40p
- Nov. 10 Philadelphia Eagles 12:00p
- Nov. 17 at New York Giants 7:30p
- Nov. 24 Minnesota Vikings 12:00p
- Nov. 28 at Detroit Lions (Thurs) 11:30a
- Dec. 8 Atlanta Falcons 7:30p
- Dec. 15 at Dallas Cowboys 3:25p
- Dec. 22 Pittsburgh Steelers 3:25p
- Dec. 29 at Chicago Bears 12:00p