Packers will face tough opponents next year, including the Cowboys and Colts

Note: For the 2009-2010 list of opponents, click here.

While the 2008-2009 NFL schedule has not been finalized, we now know which teams we will be playing and whether they will be home or away.  The official dates and times will be announced by the NFL in the spring.

Packers 2008-2009 Home Games:  Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts

Packers 2008-2009 Away Games:  Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans

I think we can expect quite a few primetime games because there are some great (but tough) matchups on our schedule.  The games against Jacksonville, Dallas, Tennessee, and maybe Seattle are pretty attractive matchups for NBC and ESPN to fit into their Sunday Night and Monday Night time slots, respectively.  And of course, I can all but guarantee you the NFL will want Green Bay vs. Indy on primetime.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see that as the NFL’s opening game of the season, especially if Brett Favre returns.  We’re going to have a tough schedule next year, but it will be a great chance to prove that our 13-3 2007 campaign was no fluke.

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3 responses to “Packers will face tough opponents next year, including the Cowboys and Colts

  1. Texans Fan 2000

    You might want to add Houston Texans to that list of opponents to watch out for, Or did you forget their only meeting. 2004 Texans having lead in fourth quarter, only a vintage Brett Favre drive finished off by a field goal lets Packers win game 16-13 on a Sunday Night game.

    Texans much improved in QB, and despite fact Texans having a RECORD 17 players on IR in 2007. We look to make a name in 2008

  2. I’ll believe it when I see it. I’m not saying Houston won’t have a good year next year, but I’m not going to list them as a premier team until they prove they are one.

  3. Houston will probably not be a big enough carrot for the networks to put them against Green Bay in prime time next year.

    But let’s hope that they get to take it to a new level for that franchise; it would be nice for Texas to have a team that wasn’t arrogant and, therefore, despised like the Cowboys. I like Texas, I just hate the Cowboys.

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