April 27, 2014

Taking A Look At The Packer Schedule

Last week I was eagerly awaiting the announcement of the Packers new schedule and before I got a chance to see the entire thing the announcement went out that the Packers will be playing the Seahawks in the opening game of the 2014 seasons. This continues of very rough trend of the Packers having to start the season against one of the top teams in the league.

2014 Seahawks [after winning the Super Bowl]
2013 49ers [after losing in the Super Bowl]
2012 49ers [after beating the Packers in the Divisional Playoffs]

It would be nice to start the season with a mid level to easy game but looking at this year's schedule I'm not too upset. We have several tough games this year that I'm glad we get at home...Panthers in Week 7, Eagles Week 11, and Patriots Week 13. Unlike in previous years there aren't a lot of inter-divisional games at the end of the schedule. In the last five weeks we only play the Lions the last week of the season.

Here's a look at the schedule:

Week 1 [Thursday Game] @ Seattle Seahawks 9/4/14
Week 2 New York Jets
Week 3 @ Detroit Lions
Week 4 @ Chicago Bears
Week 5 [Thursday Game] Minnesota Vikings
Week 6 @ Miami Dolphins
Week 7 Carolina Panthers
Week 8 @New Orleans Saints
Week 9 Bye
Week 10 Chicago Bears
Week 11 Philadelphia Eagles
Week 12 @ Minnesota Vikings
Week 13 New England Patriots
Week 14 [Monday Night] Atlanta Falcons
Week 15 @ Buffalo Bills
Week 16 @Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 17 Detroit Lions

I also can't complain about the bye placement which is more than halfway through the season and we only have one Thursday game [other than the first game of the season which doesn't really hurt the Packers by giving them a short week to prepare] and one Monday night game so there don't seems to be too many difficult stretches during the season.

I can't very well have a Packers post without posting a Packers card...so here's a Marc Tyler autograph from 2012 Panini Crown Royale.  Marc was a USC running back in college and was an un-drafted free agent during the 2012 season and never actually played in a game for the Packers making this a sort of odd Packers prospect card.
2012 Panini Crown Royale #60 Marc Tyler Autograph #093/245

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