Morning Buzz: Reactions abound to Packers' schedule
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We’ll start with the release of the regular-season schedule, which sees the Packers open against two divisional foes and a couple of tough stretches later on.
Ryan Wood has five initial thoughts on the schedule.
From Ryan's intro:
It won’t take long for the Green Bay Packers to enter the teeth of their 2018 season.
The Packers open with a pair of home games at Lambeau Field, hosting their NFC North rival Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football in their opener, followed by the Minnesota Vikings coming to town Week 2. The Packers will end their season hosting the Detroit Lions, marking the fourth time in five years the Lions have been their final opponent.
It sets up intense divisional showdowns early and late in their regular-season schedule, which the NFL released Thursday night. In the middle, the Packers have one of their toughest stretches of games in recent memory.
The schedule includes five prime-time kickoffs: Sunday night vs. the Bears in Week 1, Monday night vs. the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6, Sunday night at the New England Patriots in Week 9, Thursday night at the Seattle Seahawks in Week 11 and Sunday night at the Vikings in Week 12.
Michael Cohen looks at the offensive line as part of our draft series:
Michael also wrote a very compelling story on Iowa offensive lineman Sean Welsh:
I had some early reaction to the schedule in my latest podcast:
Former Packers running back Ahman Green was sentenced to probation:
Elsewhere, there’s plenty of reaction to the release of the schedule:
The Packers had a fun schedule release video:
NBC is excited for the opener:
It’s best not to read too much into a schedule in April:
Here are all 256 games for the NFL’s regular season:
Jason Wilde highlights Cliff Christl’s writing on the origins of the Packers:
Andy Herman takes a look at two possible first-round selections:
Could the Packers trade with...the Bears?
Chat Sports looks at 5 potential picks in the first round for the Packers:
Packers fans are pumped for the schedule release: