GREEN BAY-The Green Bay Packers’ 95th NFL regular-season schedule – highlighted by the Thanksgiving night game at Lambeau Field against the Chicago Bears, the first home Thanksgiving game since 1923, and four other prime-time contests (subject to flexible scheduling) – was released Tuesday evening by the National Football League.

The Packers will kick off their season on the road for the third consecutive year. Green Bay will travel to Chicago, opening the season at the Bears for the first time since 1981 and on the road against a division opponent for the first time since playing at Detroit in 2005.

Green Bay will spend the following two weeks at home, playing a Sunday night game against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2 and facing the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football in Week 3. It is the first time since 2008 that the Packers will play their first two home games in primetime.

After a trip to take on San Francisco in Week 4, the fifth time the Packers and 49ers will meet in the regular or postseason since 2012, Green Bay returns home for two games before its Week 7 bye. The St. Louis Rams visit Lambeau for the first time since 2011 in Week 5, and in Week 6 the Packers host the San Diego Chargers for the first time since 2007 and only the fifth time overall.

Following Green Bay’s first Week 7 bye since 2007, the Packers travel to play the Broncos in Denver for the first time on a Sunday night. It will be Green Bay’s seventh visit to the Mile High City during the regular season and first since a 19-13 overtime victory in 2007. The Packers stay on the road for a Week 9 game at Carolina, facing the Panthers in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2007-08.

The second half of the regular season will see Green Bay face division opponents in four consecutive weeks. The Packers will face the Lions at home in Week 10, travel to play Minnesota in Week 11, come home to play the Bears on Thanksgiving in Week 12 and play at Detroit in another Thursday night game in Week 13. It will be the first time Green Bay has played division opponents in four consecutive weeks since 2000 (Weeks 14-17) and the first time the Packers have played on consecutive Thursdays since 2007 (Weeks 12-13).

The Packers’ final four regular-season games will be bookended by two home contests, starting with Dallas returning to Green Bay in Week 14. Including the postseason, the Packers have won four consecutive games against the Cowboys. In Weeks 15-16, Green Bay travels west to play the Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals. The Packers will host the Vikings at Lambeau to close out the regular season, marking the sixth time the two have met in the regular-season finale and first at Lambeau since 1996.

Green Bay’s schedule includes seven games against 2014 playoff teams. Three of those games (Dallas, Detroit, Seattle) will be at Lambeau Field, while four (Arizona, Carolina, Denver, Detroit) will come on the road.

The dates and times for Green Bay’s preseason games have also been finalized.


Date Opponent Time (CT) TV

Thu., Aug. 13 at New England Patriots 6:30 p.m. Packers TV Network/Telemundo Wisconsin

Sun., Aug. 23 at Pittsburgh Steelers 7 p.m. Packers TV Network/Telemundo Wisconsin

Sat., Aug. 29 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (Gold Pkg.) 7 p.m. Packers TV Network/Telemundo Wisconsin

(Midwest Shrine Game)

Thu., Sept. 3 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 6 p.m. Packers TV Network/Telemundo Wisconsin

(Bishop’s Charities Game)


Date Opponent Time (CT) TV+

Sun., Sept. 13 at Chicago Bears 12 p.m. FOX

Sun., Sept. 20 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 7:30 p.m. NBC

Mon., Sept. 28 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (Gold Pkg.) 7:30 p.m. ESPN

Sun., Oct. 4 at San Francisco 49ers 3:25 p.m. FOX

Sun., Oct. 11 ST. LOUIS RAMS *12 p.m. CBS

Sun., Oct. 18 SAN DIEGO CHARGERS *3:25 p.m. CBS

Sun., Oct. 25 BYE

Sun., Nov. 1 at Denver Broncos *7:30 p.m. NBC

Sun., Nov. 8 at Carolina Panthers *12 p.m. FOX

Sun., Nov. 15 DETROIT LIONS (Gold Pkg.) *12 p.m. FOX

Sun., Nov. 22 at Minnesota Vikings *12 p.m. FOX

Thu., Nov. 26 CHICAGO BEARS 7:30 p.m. NBC

Thu., Dec. 3 at Detroit Lions 7:25 p.m. CBS/NFLN

Sun., Dec. 13 DALLAS COWBOYS *3:25 p.m. FOX

Sun., Dec. 20 at Oakland Raiders *3:05 p.m. FOX

Sun., Dec. 27 at Arizona Cardinals *3:25 p.m. FOX

Sun., Jan. 3 MINNESOTA VIKINGS *12 p.m. FOX

* Start time may shift due to NFL flexible scheduling, which will be used in Weeks 11-17 this season.

It may also be applied in Weeks 5-10, but can be used in no more than two weeks during that period.

+A select number of games are being “cross-flexed” by the NFL, moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences.