The 2016 NFL schedule has been released, eight days earlier than last year. Seen above, and by clicking on the link at right, you will see the Packers’ opponents and dates of battle. Some notable aspects of the schedule:
• They start with two road games, one of which will most likely be in high heat & humidity.
• They will be the Vikings’ first opponent in their new stadium.
* The Lions are the home opener opponent.
• Their Bye is in week four, the first eligible week.
• Including the Bye, they are home five weeks in a row.
• The October Bears’ game will be the “Color Rush” uniform game.
• They have three road games in November.
• The Seahawks come to Lambeau again.
• And most inconveniently, they play on Christmas Eve.
Minutes after the release of the schedule, we received this from the team: