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Packers 2021 schedule features five primetime games and Christmas Day at Lambeau

The Packers will open the season at New Orleans on September 12.
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Posted at 7:03 PM, May 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-12 20:09:40-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — The schedule for the NFL's first ever 17-game season has arrived.

The Packers are scheduled to play five primetime games, including three Sunday Night games on NBC 26. There will also be a Christmas Day game at Lambeau Field for the first time since 2011, as the Packers host Browns on December 25.

After opening the season at New Orleans on September 12, the Packers will return home for a Monday Night Football game against the Detroit Lions.

After that, they go back on the road to a familiar venue: The 49ers' Levi's Stadium. Green Bay plays at San Francisco in Week 3 on Sunday Night Football. It will be the Packers fourth trip to the Bay Area in the last three seasons.

Up next, Green Bay has back-to-back games with AFC North opponents: The Steelers at home and then a trip to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals. That game begins a stretch of four out of five on the road, including matchups with the Bears at Soldier Field, the Cardinals in Arizona (Thursday night) and the highly-anticipated showdown with the Chiefs in Kansas City in week 9 (a 3:25 kickoff on November 7).

The Packers return home in Week 10 to face the Seahawks before hitting the road again to face the Vikings in week 11, back home for the Rams in week 12 and then a Sunday Night Football game against the Bears in week 14 (December 12).

Then comes another two-game stretch against the AFC North: on the road at Baltimore and back home for the Christmas game against the Browns.

The Packers close out the season with back-to-back divisional games: Sunday Night Football against the Vikings on January 2 and a season finale at Detroit on January 9.