Packers & Vikings 2011 Preseason Schedules
The NFL released its preseason schedule on Tuesday. Exact dates were given for the nationally televised games, but the other times are yet to be determined. Here’s the schedule:
Preseason Week 1 (Aug. 11-15): Green Bay at Cleveland
Preseason Week 2 (Aug. 18-22): Arizona at Green Bay
Preseason Week 3 (Aug. 25-28): Green Bay at Indianapolis
Preseason Week 4 (Sept. 1-2): Kansas City at Green Bay
According to the league’s website, the week 3 game will feature the Packers traveling to Indianapolis on August 26. The game will be televised on CBS and will begin at 7:00 p.m. CDT.
Preseason Week 1 (Aug. 11-15): Minnesota at Tennessee
Preseason Week 2 (Aug. 18-22): Minnesota at Seattle
Preseason Week 3 (Aug. 25-28): Dallas at Minnesota
Preseason Week 4 (Sept. 1-2): Houston at Minnesota
The league wisely scheduled the first two preseason games on the road, which will allow Metrodome officials ample time to repair the roof. The new roof is scheduled to be finished by August 1, but the extra three weeks should provide ample time to ensure its completion.
THE REGULAR SEASON:
The NFL plans to release the regular-season schedule sometime before the draft, which runs from Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30. The regular season opponents have been determined according to last season’s order of finish and the regular cycling through the divisions. As the defending Super Bowl champions, the Packers will open up at Lambeau Field on Thursday, September 8. The opponent is yet to be determined, but it will be one of the eight teams the Packers face at home next season.
The Packers’ regular-season home opponents will be Chicago, Minnesota, Detroit, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Denver, Oakland and St. Louis.
The Packers’ regular-season road opponents will be Chicago, Minnesota, Detroit, Atlanta, Carolina, Kansas City, San Diego and the New York Giants.
The Vikings’ regular-season home opponents will be Green Bay, Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Arizona, Oakland, and Denver.
The Vikings’ regular-season road opponents will be Green Bay, Detroit, Chicago, Washington, Carolina, Atlanta, San Diego, and Kansas City.
Of course, all of these schedules — preseason and regular season — are assuming that there will be football in 2011.