Packers to open 2018 season vs. Bears on 'Sunday Night Football'
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers will celebrate their 100th season in 2018, and they will open Sept. 9 against the rival Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on "Sunday Night Football."
The NFL released its full 2018 regular-season schedule at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Packers' schedule consists of five prime-time games (three Sunday, one Monday and one Thursday), one 3:25 p.m. start and 10 noon starts (most subject to NFL flexible scheduling).
Here's the full Packers schedule (all times Central):
Week 1: Bears at Packers, 7:20 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, Lambeau Field, NBC
Week 2: Vikings at Packers, noon, Sunday, Sept. 16, Lambeau Field, Fox #
Week 3: Packers at Washington, noon, Sunday, Sept. 23, FedEx Field, Fox
Week 4: Bills at Packers, noon, Sunday, Sept. 30, Lambeau Field, CBS
Week 5: Packers at Lions, noon, Sunday, Oct. 7, Ford Field, Fox*
Week 6: 49ers at Packers, 7:15 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15, Lambeau Field, ESPN
Week 7: BYE
Week 8: Packers at Rams, 3:25 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, Los Angeles Coliseum, Fox*
Week 9: Packers at Patriots, 7:20 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, Gillette Stadium, NBC*
Week 10: Dolphins at Packers, noon, Sunday, Nov. 11, Lambeau Field, CBS* #
Week 11: Packers at Seahawks, 7:20 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, CenturyLink Field, Fox/NFL
Week 12: Packers at Vikings, 7:20 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25, U.S. Bank Stadium, NBC*
Week 13: Cardinals at Packers, noon, Sunday, Dec. 2, Lambeau Field, Fox*
Week 14: Falcons at Packers, noon, Sunday, Dec. 9, Lambeau Field, Fox*
Week 15: Packers at Bears, noon, Sunday, Dec. 16, Soldier Field, Fox*
Week 16: Packers at Jets, noon, Sunday, Dec. 23, MetLife Stadium, Fox*
Week 17: Lions at Packers, noon, Sunday, Dec. 30, Lambeau Field, Fox*
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*Game time subject to NFL flexible scheduling
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The NFL announced earlier start times for prime-time games. All Monday night games will start at 7:15 p.m. CST (15 minutes earlier than last season), Sunday night games will start at 7:20 (10 minutes earlier) and Thursday night games also will start at 7:20 (five minutes earlier).
The Packers' preseason schedule was released last week, but dates and time were released Thursday:
Week 1: Aug. 9 vs. Tennessee Titans, 7 p.m.
Week 2: Aug. 16 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 7 p.m.
Week 3: Aug. 24 at Oakland Raiders, 9:30 p.m.
Week 4: Aug. 30 at Kansas City Chiefs, 7:30 p.m.