2015 Green Bay Packers Opponents and Schedule Highlights
by Guy Bruhn - 2/12/2015
Let’s take a look at the Green Bay Packers 2015 opponents and schedule highlights. The NFL will release schedule dates and games times later in April, but we do know who the Packers will have to play.
The Green Bay Packers will be happy to have won another division crown in 2014, but it will take them and their fans a while to get over their overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC title game. During the regular season, they were a very impressive 8-0 at home and finished 9-3 in the conference.
Home: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers
Away: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders
The Packers' 2015 opponents were a combined 135-120-1 last year, which puts them right in the middle of the pack as far as strength of schedule goes. Here are three of the matchups to keep an eye on:
Detroit Lions: Green Bay and Detroit split their two-game series last season, but the Lions may have had the more impressive win by holding the Packers to just seven points in Detroit. These are clearly the top two teams from the NFC North, these two games might just decide who wins the conference.
Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys seem to be on the up-and-up, so the Packers are probably happy to get this matchup at home. This could end up being one of the most exciting regular season games of 2015 seeing as both teams ended up in the top 4 in the NFC in offensive yards last season.
Carolina Panthers: The Packers were able to dominate the Panthers 38-17 at home last season, but this year the game will be in North Carolina. They should be favorites in that game, but Carolina's solid rushing attack may be able to exploit one of the few weaknesses that the Packers have.
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