GREEN BAY — The NFL always knows how to make the offseason exciting, even after the draft is finished. On Thursday night, the Packers found out who and where they will be playing in 2022.
The Packers begin their season with a pair of divisional games. The first game for the Green and Gold is in Minneapolis at U.S. Bank Stadium against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings have a new head coach this season, former Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell.
In Week 2, the Aaron Rodgers-owned Chicago Bears come to Green Bay to face off against the Packers on Sunday night football. The Packers are 19-3 against the Bears since 2011.
Will Week 3 be the last time two of the greatest quarterbacks of all time face off? Aaron Rodgers will take on Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. Green Bay will host Brady's former team, the Patriots in week four.
In Week 5 the Packers head to London to face off against the Giants who are now led by head coach Brian Daboll after they fired Joe Judge after last season. They then come home in Week 6 to host the other New York team, the Jets.
In Week 10, Mike McCarthy will finally be coming back to the Frozen Tundra with the Cowboys after being fired by the Packers organization in December of 2018. McCarthy is the first coach to come back and face the Packers since Mike Holmgren in the Packers divisional round playoff game in 2017. The Packers ended up winning that game 42-14.
In Week 15, head coach Sean McVay and the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams will take on the Packers at Lambeau Field. Los Angeles hasn't won a game in Green Bay since 2006 and the Packers are 7-1 against the Rams since then.
The Packers have yet another Christmas Day game, after facing the Browns on Dec. 25 in 2021. In Week 16 they face the Dolphins. It's the first time the Green and Gold will play Miami in December since 1971.
Two divisional rivals come to Green Bay to end the Packers regular season, the Lions and the Vikings will have to brave the frigid cold.
Here is the full schedule
Week 1: Sun., Sept. 11 at Minnesota Vikings 3:25 p.m. FOX
Week 2: Sun., Sept. 18 CHICAGO BEARS 7:20 p.m. NBC
Week 3: Sun., Sept. 25 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3:25 p.m. FOX
Week 4: Sun., Oct. 2 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (Gold Pkg.) 3:25 p.m. CBS
Week 5: Sun., Oct. 9 vs. New York Giants (Tottenham) 8:30 a.m. NFLN
Week 6: Sun., Oct. 16 NEW YORK JETS *12 p.m. FOX
Week 7: Sun., Oct. 23 at Washington Commanders *12 p.m. FOX
Week 8: Sun., Oct. 30 at Buffalo Bills *7:20 p.m. NBC
Week 9: Sun., Nov. 6 at Detroit Lions *12 p.m. FOX
Week 10: Sun., Nov. 13 DALLAS COWBOYS *3:25 p.m. FOX
Week 11: Thu., Nov. 17 TENNESSEE TITANS (Gold Pkg.) 7:15 p.m. Prime Video
Week 12: Sun., Nov. 27 at Philadelphia Eagles *7:20 p.m. NBC
Week 13: Sun., Dec. 4 at Chicago Bears *12 p.m. FOX
Week 14: Sun., Dec. 11 BYE
Week 15: Mon., Dec. 19 LOS ANGELES RAMS *7:15 p.m. ESPN/ABC
Week 16: Sun., Dec. 25 at Miami Dolphins 12 p.m. FOX
Week 17: Sun., Jan. 1 MINNESOTA VIKINGS *3:25 p.m. CBS
Week 18: Sat./Sun., Jan. 7/8 DETROIT LIONS TBD TBD