Here is the Packers 2019 regular season schedule:
Week 1 @ Chicago Bears, September 5th, 8:20 p.m. (Thursday Night Football)
Week 2 vs Minnesota Vikings, September 15th, 1 p.m.
Week 3 vs Denver Broncos, September 22nd, 1 p.m.
Week 4 vs Philadelphia Eagles, September 26th, 8:20 p.m. (Thursday Night Football)
Week 5 @ Dallas Cowboys, October 6th, 4:25 p.m.
Week 6 vs Detroit Lions, October 14th, 8:15 p.m. (Monday Night Football)
Week 7 vs Oakland Raiders, October 20th, 1 p.m.
Week 8 @ Kansas City Chiefs, October 27th, 8:20 p.m. (Sunday Night Football)
Week 9 @ Los Angeles Chargers, November 3rd, 4:25 p.m.
Week 10 vs Carolina Panthers, November 10th, 1 p.m.
Week 11 Bye
Week 12 @ San Francisco 49ers, November 24th, 4:25 p.m.
Week 13 @ New York Giants, December 1st, 1 p.m.
Week 14 vs Washington Redskins, December 8th, 1 p.m.
Week 15 vs Chicago Bears, December 15th, 1 p.m.
Week 16 @ Minnesota Vikings, December 23rd, 8:15 p.m. (Monday Night Football
Week 17 @ Detroit Lions, December 29th, 1 p.m.
Early Home Cooking
Green Bay would benefit from a hot start to kickoff the 2019 season with five of their first seven games coming at home. This should give Matt LaFleur a chance to get his feet under him in his first season as a head coach. It should also allow the Packers offense to establish an early rhythm that they can hopefully carry into the ladder part of the season. Green Bay hosting the 2018 Super Champion Eagles on Thursday Night Football will be a highly anticipated matchup. No one will want to miss Carson Wentz face-off against Aaron Rodgers.T
Tough Middle of the Road
Much like last year, the Packers will have a tough stretch in the middle of the season. It may not get tougher than weeks eight and nine when the take on the Chiefs and Chargers in the back to back weeks. Both will be away games, but then they will host the Panthers who will be looking to rebound after missing the playoffs last season. Green Bay will face three potential playoff teams before limping into their week 11 bye.
Finishing Away From Home
Let’s hope the Packers’ fate is already decided by then, but they will play their final two games in 2019 away from Lambeau. Of course, they will be divisional games, one against the Vikings in primetime before wrapping things up against the Lions. This will actually mark the fourth consecutive year they face Detroit in the finale. It isn’t all bad though as Green Bay will play some very winnable games against the Giants and Redskins prior to three straight divisional matchups. It already feels like the regular season finale could have playoff implications.
___________________Brandon Carwile was a Cheesehead at birth. His dad grew up attending games at Lambeau and passed on the legacy. He has covered the Packers for over five years and currently works with packerstalk.com. Find him on twitter at @PackerScribe.