The 2020 NFL schedule was released tonight. There are some teams that have brutal schedules based on the 2019 season records.
The Green Bay Packers in the preseason schedule looks like this:
Week 1: vs. Arizona Cardinals (August 13-17)
Week 2: vs. Cleveland Browns (August 20-24)
Week 3: at New York Giants (August 27-30)
Week 4: at Kansas City Chiefs (September 3-4)
The Green Bay Packers regular season schedule looks like this:
They have a very tough season opener on the road against the Vikings where the Packers seem to always have trouble but finally broke through in 2019 and won their first game at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Vikings are favored by 3 or 3.5 points right now depending on which site and casino you’re looking at. The NFC North is an improved division with the Vikings and Bears getting better and we’ll see from the Lions. But I still think the Packers are the best team in the division.
The Packers road schedule is a murderers’ row this year. I’d be happy if they went 4-4 or better on the road.
The “Battle of the Bay’s” in Week 6 will be a good game with the Buccaneers’ acquisitions of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski.
I do think the Packers are a better team in 2020 than in 2019, but I don’t see the Packers going 13-3 again. The over/under win total for the Packers is 9. I think the Packers will hit the over with 10 or 11 wins.
In the first nine weeks of the season, the Packers will have big tests to see where they are on the road against the Vikings in the season opener, New Orleans in Week 3 on Sunday Night Football, Tampa Bay in Week 6, Houston Week 7 and against the Santa Clara 49ers in Week 9 on Thursday Night Football.
Aaron Rodgers will be a lot more comfortable in year two of Matt LaFluer’s system. The fact that the Packers traded up in the draft to pick his eventual successor will add more of a pep in Rodgers’ step and I think he’ll be on fire this year.