My first take on the Packers’ 2010 schedule is a good one. It’s an even mix of home and away games and includes three Sunday night games and a Monday night game. The Packers will be on national TV six times including two home Sunday nighters. Wow!
It looks like another 11-5 season at first glance. I think a good start will lead to some rough times when the Packers play four-of-five games on the road in late November and early December. I figure they will lose three of those games then close out with wins over the Giants and Bears in Lambeau.
I don’t mind opening in Philly, probably a good time to play them the first game with their new quarterback. With about six weeks to prepare for him, Kevin Kolb won’t know what hit him. Pull of that win and with games against the Bills and Lions in the first four weeks the Packers should be 3-1. In the second quarter of the season I think the Packers can do another 3-1 leaving them 6-2 at the midpoint.
The second half will be a little tougher with only three home games, well four if you consider Ford Field in Detroit a home game, which is almost is. 11-5 wasn’t enough to win the division last year but I think it will get the job done this year. Can’t wait for it all to get started. At least we have the draft this week to carry us over for a while.
More to come…