Packers 2016 Schedule the Silver Lining to Losing NFC North

If there’s any upside to losing the NFC North last year to the Minnesota Vikings, it’s probably that the Packers are looking at the easiest schedule in the NFL in 2016. Strength of schedule is calculated by combining the previous season’s winning percentages for every team’s opponents in 2016. The teams that Green Bay will play in 2016 finished 2015 with a combined 117-139 record, a mere 46% winning percentage.

Now, a large part of the schedule is not determined by the previous year’s division standings. Six games come against divisional opponents, four come against the teams in a division within your conference, and four come against teams within a division outside of your conference. For example, this season all NFC North teams will play each other, play all four teams in the NFC East, and all four teams in the AFC South.

Only two games are determined based upon where teams finish in their division. Those two games pit teams against their counterparts in the other intra-conference divisions which are not already on the schedule. Since the Packers took second place in the NFC North, they play the Falcons and the Seahawks, the second place finishers in the NFC South and the NFC West, respectively.

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Remembering the curious saga of former Packers receiver Greg Jennings

Jennings went from receiver No. 1 to Public Enemy No. 1 in Green Bay, and it virtually happened overnight. Here’s a look back at how we got there.

 

 

 

Former Green Bay Packer Greg Jennings is among the best wide receivers to ever don the green and gold – you don’t have much ground to stand on if you argue otherwise.

Jennings ranks No. 5 all time in receiving touchdowns for the Packers, and has played in significantly fewer games than everyone ahead of him on the list. Only Don Hutson and Sterling Sharpe averaged more touchdowns-per-game than Jennings.

Jennings also ranks No. 7 all time in receptions and receiving yards with the Packers, and was pacing to be one of the most productive wide outs the organization had ever seen.

A fan favorite – Jennings seemingly embodied a small town, hardworking mentality. He played college ball at a mid-major university (Western Michigan), is the father of four, and acted humbled to be in the NFL. He always wore a big smile and had a knack for coming up with big, crunch-time catches.

Like this for example…

Brett Favre hits Greg Jennings on the first play from scrimmage in overtime.
2007 — Brett Favre hits Jennings on the first play from scrimmage in overtime at Denver.

And this…

Jennings with his first of two touchdown receptions in SB XLV.
Jennings with his first of two touchdown receptions in SB XLV.

OK, last one…

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TTSO Packers Podcast #65: Making a Podcaster

In this week’s Titletown Sound, Jeremy talks with Chris about his recent article on Mike McCarthy’s future with the Green Bay Packers, Bobbo joins in as they preview the upcoming game with Washington, and the guys answer your Twitter questions and hear you out on the new voicemail line!

TTSO is brought to you by hosts, Jeremy VanderLinden, Chris Kristofco, and David “Bobbo” Bobke. Follow occasional guest host James Korsmo, too!

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TTSO is just one great podcast in a great lineup of Packers’s podcasts from the Packers Talk, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe over at iTunes.

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Cheesehead Radio: That’s How You Know You Messed Up

You were undefeated
Divison foes were not competin’
Until you couldn’t score
A touchdown without cheatin’
You’re all sick of negativity
Fans all lost their festivity
You’re a sixth seed wild card now…

THAT’S HOW YOU KNOW YOU MESSED UP!

Yes, the Green Bay Packers laid another egg, finishing 4-6 in a devastating loss to the Minnesota Vikings at home, and drag themselves into the playoffs on the road as an underdog in the wildcard round. How could things have fallen apart so fast and so completely? Listen in as the Cheesehead Radio gang break it apart and give you their chances for the Pack to make it past Washington and play another week in the post-season in which they were once favored to win it all.

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Cheesehead Radio is brought to you by PackersTalk, featuring Jersey Al BraccoCD Angeli, Jayme Snowden, and John Rehor. Follow us on TwitterFacebookiTunes, and YouTube.

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Pack To The Future #11: Our Very First Playoff Episode

The guys discuss what’s ailing the Packers offense, whether or not it can be fixed for the playoffs and their favorite Packer-related conspiracy theories. Bryan Frantz of www.hoghaven.com joins them to break down the upcoming matchup against the Redskins and follow every rabbit trail they can think of.

Listen to Pack to the Future every week, featuring co-hosts Jordan Peck, Brian Fonfara, and Dusty Evely. Pack to the Future is a great podcast brought to you by Titletown Sound and just one of many great Green Bay Packers podcasts you will find at PackersTalk. Keep up on all the latest Packers news by following us on iTunes, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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2-Pack: Making a Contender with Wes Hodkiewicz of @PackersNews

Packers Talk is pleased to announce our newest podcast, brought to you by Alex Petakas and Nick Bornheimer. This week, The Green Bay Press Gazette’s Packers beat reporter (and multimedia specialist) Wes Hodkiewicz joins Nick and Alex to talk a little bit about the Packers, their identity and their chances in the playoffs … and a lot about Making a Murderer and Game of Thrones.

 

2-Pack is just one of many great Green Bay Packers podcasts you will find at PackersTalk. Keep up on all the latest Packers news by following us on iTunes, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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From The Benches: Playoffs???

Ross and Ryan are back after a disappointing, but not altogether surprising, Packers loss to wrap up the regular season. Neither are in great spirits as they deal with the barrage of celebration from Viking land. They start with some injury news before discussing whether it really matters that the Packers aren’t division champs for the first time in five seasons. Then they once again try to fix the Packers offense and was moving Josh Sitton to left tackle the right call? How important is David Bahktiari? Then it’s a quick discussion of the future of the wide receiver position. The guys wrap up the show with their thoughts on the matchup with Washington and give their playoff score predictions.

From The Benches is a part of Packers Talk, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe over at iTunes.

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