Packers 2016 Schedule Released
By Brian E Murphy, Packers Insider senior editor
~Opening in hot Jacksonville is bad. That game would have been a great winter getaway for Packers Nation, but the NFL stopped that.
Having the bye just after three games is another bad break.
Opening with two straight road games is not nice. It’s been since 1924 that the Packers opened with two straight road games.
And three straight road games in November also is an unkind gesture from the NFL.
I do like Seattle coming to visit in December. Here’s the full slate.
Sun., Sept. 11, at Jacksonville Jaguars, 12 p.m., FOX
Sun., Sept. 18, at Minnesota Vikings, 7:30 p.m., NBC
Sun., Sept. 25, vs. DETROIT LIONS, 12 p.m., FOX
Sun., Oct. 2, BYE
Sun., Oct. 9, vs. NEW YORK GIANTS (Gold Pkg.), *7:30 p.m., NBC
Sun., Oct. 16, vs. DALLAS COWBOYS, *3:25 p.m., FOX
Thu., Oct. 20, vs. CHICAGO BEARS, 7:25 p.m., CBS/NFLN/Twitter
Sun., Oct. 30, at Atlanta Falcons, *12 p.m., FOX
Sun., Nov. 6, vs. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS, *3:25 P.M., CBS
Sun., Nov. 13, at Tennessee Titans, *12 p.m., FOX
Sun., Nov. 20, at Washington Redskins, *7:30 p.m., NBC
Mon., Nov. 28, at Philadelphia Eagles, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Sun., Dec. 4, vs. HOUSTON TEXANS, *12 p.m., CBS
Sun., Dec. 11, vs. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS, *3:25 p.m., FOX
Sun., Dec. 18, at Chicago Bears, *12 p.m., FOX
Sat., Dec. 24, vs. MINNESOTA VIKINGS, 12 p.m., FOX
Sun, Jan. 1, at Detroit Lions, *12 p.m., FOX
All times Central
*”Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 10-15 and 17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-9, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-15, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible-scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to January 1. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot.