Thursday, April 21, 2011

Chiming in on the Pack's 2011 Schedule

Well, the NFL released the 2011 schedule and the pundits have been quick to offer their thoughts, so here are mine:

(For reference, click here for the Packers' schedule)
  • I'm fine opening up against the Saints. Some people are griping that it should've been the Pack and the Bears, the NFL's oldest rivalry, but I see why the schedulemakers avoided that match-up: the Bears just aren't going to be very good in 2011. 9-7, at best.
  • I don't understand how we have to play AT Atlanta AGAIN. I realize the playoff game shouldn't be factored in, but even still, that's two times in a row. Why?
  • We play the Vikings TWICE in less than a month. And factor in the bye week in there, and they're our opponents two out of three weeks during that stretch. Astoundingly stupid.
  •  November 6 in San Diego could be the last time the Packers play in 50+ degrees weather all year.
  • Vikings, Buccaneers, @Lions...all within 11 days. November 14-November 24 could make or break this season.
  • That being said, I'm not complaining. The Packers on Thanksgiving is totally worth it.
  • NFL football on New Years day...not sure how I feel about that. I suppose it's inevitable that there'd be some clash with College Bowl Season but making fans choose between the Pack and potentially the Badgers just doesn't seem right.

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