For the Packers, every offseason is a new journey.
No, this one was the same. Aaron Rodgers has returned for his 18th season as a starter at quarterback. When the Packers traded Davante Adams to Las Vegas, it was a shocking move. After selecting two defensive players in the first round, general manager Brian Gutekunst and head coach Matt LaFleur selected North Dakota State’s Christian Watson in the second round.
For the past three seasons, the regular season has been largely predictable. LaFleur has led Green Bay to back-to-back NFC North titles by winning 13 games each season. There is a good chance that Rodgers will get another chance to play in the Super Bowl this season.
The Packers’ upcoming schedule is examined in depth by Sporting News:
Packers schedule 2022
Here is the Green Bay Packers’ complete schedule for the 2022 NFL regular season.
|1||Sept. 11||at Vikings||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||Sept. 18||vs. Bears (SNF)||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|3||Sept. 25||at Buccaneers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|4||Oct. 2||vs. Patriots||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 9||Giants (at London)||9:30 a.m. ET||NFLN|
|6||Oct. 16||vs. Jets||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|7||Oct. 23||at Commanders||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|8||Oct. 30||at Bills (SNF)||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|9||Nov. 6||at Lions||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|10||Nov. 13||vs. Cowboys||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|11||Nov. 17||vs. Titans (TNF)||8:15 p.m. ET||Amazon|
|12||Nov. 27||at Eagles (SNF)||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|13||Dec. 4||at Bears||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|15||Dec. 19||vs. Rams (MNF)||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|16||Dec. 24||at Dolphins||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|17||Jan. 1||vs. Vikings||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|18||Jan. 7 or Jan. 8||vs. Lions||TBD||TBD|
Among Green Bay’s toughest opponents are teams from the NFC East and the AFC East. The Buccaneers and Rams are two of the most exciting teams in the NFC South, and the tenth game comes against a resurgent Tennessee Titans team.
A total of eight of the Packers’ games are against teams with winning records from the previous season. At least four of the teams are playing at home: the Cowboys (1-4), Patriots (4-3), Rams (3-3),, and Titans (4-4),, and four of the teams are playing away.
Packers’ strength of schedule
The Packers’ schedule is the NFL’s 11th-easiest. With a 137-150-2 record in 2022, their opponents had an overall winning percentage of.478.
All eight of Green Bay’s 2021 playoff matchups are against teams outside of the division. In 2021, the Commanders, Jets, and Giants were all eliminated from the playoffs.
As is customary, the Packers will most likely be well-represented during prime time. During LaFleur’s tenure, the Packers have gone 8-1 on Sunday Night Football, 4-0 on Monday Night Football, and 4-1 on Thursday Night Football.
The Packers’ first trip to London to face the Giants on Oct. 9 will be one of their toughest tests yet. How will Green Bay respond to the additional travel time factored in?
The Bills are the first notable hiccup on the non-division travel schedule. To date, Green Bay is winless in Buffalo. Both Tampa Bay and Washington, including the playoffs, are 1-3 against Rodgers. Even the games against the Dolphins and Eagles will be challenging. Those games are not to be taken for granted.
Green Bay is also 22-2 in regular-season home games, with the losses coming to Minnesota and Philadelphia, under LaFleur’s leadership since he took over as head coach.
This year’s non-playoff clubs (Lions and the Vikings, as well as the Bears and the Jets) have a combined 7-26-1 road record. Last season, the Packers defeated the Rams at home, and the Titans the season before that at Lambeau Field. In addition, the Packers are 8-0 against the Cowboys in the last ten encounters.
The Packers have a leg up in the NFC North and should be able to take advantage of that.
Overall, the Packers have won 13 games in each of the last three seasons, and they have done so by dominating the NFC North Conference. LaFleur’s Packers have a 15-3 record against division foes, including a 6-0 record against Chicago, a 5-1 record against Detroit, and a 3-1 record against Minnesota (4-2).