As everybody knows the Packers’ schedule was released last Thursday. After having some time to digest it there is no major wow factor to it. The trip to London is against a ho-hum team. For what seems like the 100th year in a row the Bears play at Lambeau on a Sunday night.
At Tampa Bay, home against the Rams. Nothing new there. The two that do stand out to me are the Cowboys and Mike McCarthy coming back to Green Bay. And the Aaron Rodgers v. Josh Allen duel in Buffalo on Sunday Night Football October 30. The Packers get another chance to win their firsts game ever in that city.
I’m a little surprised the Packers declined the bye week after the London trip, but head coach Matt LaFleur must not have wanted it. It would have been after five games so that would be pretty early in a long season. As it is now the bye week is in week 14, a week later than last year. After the bye the Packers play three out of four home to close out the year. That is pretty nice.
To sum up
I think this season the Packers will be better on defense, better on special teams and maybe even better on offense. Without having to force the ball to one player the offense might not be so predictable. So I think the Packers will cruise to the playoffs again. However many wins that takes.