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Packers to open season at Vikings; play three Sunday Night games

The Packers will open the season in Minnesota for the first time ever.
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Posted at 6:33 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 22:51:44-04

The Green Bay Packers will open up their season in Minnesota for the first time in franchise history.

The Packers announced their 2020 schedule Thursday evening. They will open up at the Vikings before returning to Green Bay for their home opener against the Detroit Lions.

The full schedule is below:

Week 1: at Minnesota Vikings
Week 2: vs Detroit Lions
Week 3: at New Orleans Saints (Sunday Night Football on NBC 26)
Week 4: vs Atlanta Falcons (Monday Night Football)
Week 5: BYE
Week 6: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 7: at Houston Texans
Week 8: vs Minnesota Vikings
Week 9: at San Francisco 49ers (Thursday Night Football)
Week 10: vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Week 11: at Indianapolis Colts
Week 12: vs Chicago Bears (Sunday Night Football on NBC 26)
Week 13: vs Philadelphia Eagles
Week 14: at Detroit Lions
Week 15: vs Carolina Panthers
Week 16: vs Tennessee Titans (Sunday Night Football on NBC 26)
Week 17: at Chicago Bears

Notably, Green Bay's Week 4 game against the Falcons is just two days after the Wisconsin Badgers are scheduled to play Notre Dame at Lambeau Field.

The Packers also released their preseason schedule, which will open with back-to-back home games against the Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns, respectively. The Packers then hit the road to close out their exhibition slate against the New York Giants and defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.

All Packers preseason games can be seen on NBC 26.

The NFL is also planning for the possibility of the season being delayed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The league, however, appears set on playing a full 16-game schedule, with fans in attendance for all games.

In addition, all teams share the same bye week as their Week 2 opponent. For the Packers, that's the Lions. They both have their byes in Week 5, so if they're not ready to play by that scheduled date - September 20 - that game could be made up the date of the bye week, which is October 11.

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