Published: Sat, April 22, 2017
Sport | By Stephen Hansen

Packers Will Face Seahawks, Falcons to Start Season

Packers Will Face Seahawks, Falcons to Start Season

According to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Falcons will christen their building with a Week Two NFC Championship Game rematch against the Packers on Sunday Night Football.

The Packers will open at home for the first time since the 2012 season.

The Falcons are scheduled to play their first regular-season NFL game at the Mercedes-Benz Dome against the Green Bay Packers on September 17 on NBC's "Sunday Night Football".

The Packers will travel to Atlanta in week two to open the NFC champion Falcons new stadium in primetime Sunday, Sept. 17. The Packers received just one for 2017 for losing defensive back Casey Hayward to San Diego. The Packers' bye will be October 29, the latest the bye week has come since 2014. They'll host Seattle in the September 10 opener, the third visit to Lambeau Field for the Seahawks in the last three years.

Meantime, in Wisconsin, the Scripps-owned NBC affiliates in Milwaukee and Green Bay have extended their partnership with the Packers. Besides the Sunday night game at Atlanta, the Packers will play at Pittsburgh under the lights on November 26 and a Saturday night game against Minnesota on December 23 at Lambeau Field.

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Another game leaked before tonight's big revealing of the schedule is Green Bay hosting Chicago on "Thursday Night Football" in Week 4.

The Packers will finish their slate against the NFC South when they play at the Carolina Panthers on December 17.

On Monday night, New Orleans is at Minnesota, followed by the Chargers, in their first game representing Los Angeles since 1960, at Denver.

So the Bucs are playing the Packers in Green December.

ESPN is reporting the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will open the 2017 National Football League season Thursday, September 7th at Gillette Stadium. Green Bay's schedule includes six games against 2016 playoff teams. This will be the Packers' first game of the season, and it will be at Lambeau field, so there is the home-field advantage for the Packers. However, as of the announcements on April 10th, we only knew about the order, location, and opponents in the preseason, not details on the exact dates or times of the exhibition games. For a secure method to buy and sell tickets, the Packers encourage fans to use NFL Ticket Exchange,

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