It’s been a rough few years for a franchise accustomed to reaching the playoffs. Can the Green Bay Packers get back on the winning track?
The Green Bay Packers kicked off 2018 with an incredible comeback win over the eventual NFC North champion Chicago Bears. But that may have been the highlight of a disappointing season as the club struggled to win on the road all season, fired head coach Mike McCarthy late in the year and finished with a dismal 6-9-1 record.
Now it is Matt LaFleur to the rescue as the club looks to get back on track. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers comes off a season that certainly was not his best. But how much of that had to do with that knee injury suffered in Week 1? In any case, this is a player and an organization under some rare scrutiny these days.
When the Green Bay Packers’ schedule is announced, we will update immediately. Here are the team’s 2019 opponents, home and away.
Home: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
Away: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers
Here is how the complete schedule, week-by-week, lays out for the Packers:
Week 1: at Chicago Bears (TNF)
Week 2: vs. Minnesota Vikings
Week 3: vs. Denver Broncos
Week 4: vs. Philadelphia Eagles (TNF)
Week 5: at Dallas Cowboys
Week 6: vs. Detroit Lions (MNF)
Week 7: vs. Oakland Raiders
Week 8: at Kansas City Chiefs (SNF)
Week 9: at Los Angeles Chargers
Week 10: vs. Carolina Panthers
Week 11: BYE
Week 12: at San Francisco 49ers
Week 13: at New York Giants
Week 14: vs. Washington Redskins
Week 15: vs. Chicago Bears
Week 16: at Minnesota Vikings (MNF)
Week 17: at Detroit Lions
This offseason, the Packers were uncharacteristically busy during free agency. They added the likes of outside linebackers Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith and safety Adrian Amos to bolster a defense that has been mediocre at best the last few years. General manager Brian Gutekunst also has 10 draft choices to utilize later this month, including a pair in the first round.
The Green Bay Packers are coming off consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 1990 and ’91. There’s been a lot of noise lately when it comes to the issues that have surrounded the team internally in recent years. And hopefully for the sake of this franchise, those problems are water under the bridge as the club prepares for 2019.