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Green Bay's schedule sixth-toughest

April 17, 2013 - Jim Anderson
The 2013 NFL schedule will be announced Thursday night on the NFL Network.

This much is certain: The Packers won’t be playing in the season-opener on Thursday, Sept. 5. That’s because the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens will be featured and the Ravens must play on the road on that date because of a scheduling conflict with baseball’s Orioles. While the Packers are scheduled to play the Ravens this year, the game will be at Baltimore.

It’s one of many tough road tests for the Packers, who also travel to San Francisco, Dallas, N.Y. Giants, Cincinnati and, of course, division foes Chicago, Detroit and Minnesota. Not a cupcake among the bunch, by the looks of it.

In non-division games, the Packers host Atlanta, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington.

What, no Seattle?

It’s the sixth-toughest schedule in the league, according to The Lions, by the way, have the second-toughest.

Baltimore’s list of road opponents in 2013 is Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver, Buffalo, Miami, Chicago and Detroit. Denver, it seems, would be the obvious choice for the Sept. 5 kick-off game.

The Packers, in recent years, have most often opened at home, but maybe the NFL will send them to San Francisco. On the other hand, the Niners host Atlanta this year, so that could be Fox’s marquee game Sunday, Sept. 8.

Packers at Cowboys on Sunday night?

Or Greg Jennings and the Vikings at Lambeau ...



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