Packers schedule 2024: dates and times for all 17 games, strength of schedule, final record prediction

The Green Bay Packers are looking to build on the Jordan Love era in 2024.

Love passed for 4,159 yards, 32 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in his first season as a starter following the departure of Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay finished 9-8 under fifth-year coach Matt LaFleur, beating the Cowboys 48-32 in the NFC wild-card round before losing 31-24 to the 49ers.

Still, the season was a success and expectations for 2024 have increased. Detroit won the NFC North last season, and Chicago and Minnesota made upgrades through the 2024 NFL Draft. The Packers are the most stable organization of the four, and a lot of that is due to quarterback play.

Green Bay added running back Josh Jacobs and safety Xavier McKinney, and another strong draft from Brian Gutekunst puts this team in position to make a playoff run.

The Packers open the season against Philadelphia at Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday, September 6. The rest of the schedule will be revealed on Thursday evening.

Here’s a complete look at the Packers’ 2024 schedule, including dates, start times and analysis for their slate of games.

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Packers plan 2024

The Packers’ full schedule will be released Wednesday, May 15, as part of the NFL’s schedule announcement. Their opponents for the 2024 NFL season are as follows:

  • At home: Bears, Lions, Vikings, Cardinals, 49ers, Texans, Colts, Saints, Dolphins
  • Away: Bears, lions, Vikings, rams, seahawks, jaguars, titans, eagles

The Packers have a second-place schedule, which means they will face the Saints from the NFC South, Eagles from the NFC East and Dolphins from the AFC East. Green Bay will face teams from the NFC West and AFC South this season.

Green Bay will also play the Eagles in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as part of the NFL’s 2024 International Series. The Packers lost 27-22 to the Giants in London on October 9, 2022, the last time they ventured outside the US.

Green Bay has played a total of seven games against teams that made the playoffs in 2023-2024. Outside of the NFC North, those teams are the Dolphins, Eagles, 49ers, Texans and Rams.

Packers strength of scheme

According to Sharp Football Analysis, the Packers rank 19th in strength schedule for the 2024 season. That means they are projected to have the 14th toughest schedule in the NFL. This analysis is based on the projected win totals for each of Green Bay’s opponents for the upcoming season, rather than their 2023 records.

This analysis is based on the projected win totals for each of Green Bay’s opponents for the upcoming season, rather than their 2023 records.

It is the toughest program in the division. The Bears (third easiest) have the easiest schedule. The Vikings (fifth toughest) and Lions (twelfth toughest) have similar schedules to the Packers.

2024 Packers Prediction

Toughest tests: The 49ers eliminated the Packers from the playoffs last season. The Packers have lost five straight playoff games to the 49ers, but Green Bay has won four of its past five regular-season games.

The Rams and Seahawks were both 5-3 at home last season, so those games will be tough as well. Green Bay hasn’t won in Seattle since 2008. The Packers have won their past four games against the Rams, including the 2020 NFC divisional playoff game.

The Packers were 4-5 on the road last year in the regular season, including wins against Minnesota and Chicago in the division. Green Bay is 0-3 at Tennessee since the Titans moved from Houston. That can be a tricky game.

Biggest breaks: Miami was a .500 team on the road last season, and the potential change in weather could make a difference depending on where the game lands on the schedule.

The opener against the Eagles will be unpredictable in the new setting, but will at least count as a road game. The teams have split their past six meetings, so it feels like a true 50/50 match, which is better than playing a road game in Philadelphia.

The Cardinals, Saints and Texans combined for a 10-17 road record last season. Those are the games Green Bay also needs to take advantage of the Lambeau Field advantage.

Briefly: The questions within the division should be fun to see answered in 2024.

Will the Vikings rivalry take on new meaning with JJ McCarthy? LaFleur is 6-4 against Minnesota since taking over in 2019, but they have split their matchups each of the past four seasons.

Will Green Bay still maintain its dominance over the Bears with Williams in the fold? The Packers are 10-0 against Chicago with LaFleur, and Love was impressive in both starts against the Bears last season. Those games will still be high intensity.

Still, this division comes down to the Packers and Lions this season. LaFleur is 6-4 against the Lions, but Dan Campbell is 4-2 against the Packers. That includes a 2-1 record at Lambeau Field. Both games took place on Thursdays last season, with the Lions dominating in Green Bay 34-20 over TNF and returning the favor to the Packers with a 29-22 loss at Ford Field on Thanksgiving. Those are the games that will determine who wins the NFC North in 2024.

Love was 5-3 at home and 4-5 on the road last season. There will be a few bumps, but the Packers return to the playoffs with an improved team.

Record prediction: 10-7