Seattle Seahawks will kick off 2017 season at Green Bay

Jessica Allison
April 22, 2017

They play the Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay for the third consecutive regular season.

The NFC championship rematch, scheduled for Sunday night, September 17, will be the regular-season debut of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Falcons' new glass-paneled, retractable-roofed $1.5 billion home.

The game will not be in prime time, but it could be one of the national afternoon games, according to ESPN.

After facing two NFC playoff teams from 2016, the Packers will host the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3 and the Bears in Week 4 before returning to Dallas in Week 5 for a rematch of their 34-31 divisional-round playoff victory over the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.

The Green Bay Packers announced Thursday that TODAY'S TMJ4 (WTMJ-TV Milwaukee) will continue to produce, broadcast and distribute most of the Packers' preseason games and weekly programming. The Packers will visit the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6 on October 15th.

The Packers' Week 8 bye, the latest bye week for Green Bay since 2014 (Week 9), is sandwiched by two home games.

Green Bay returns from the bye week to host the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football on November 6, marking the third time the two teams have met on Monday Night Football and the first since 1972.

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In three of the following four games, the Packers will face teams from the AFC North.

The Packers will finish their slate against the NFC South when they play at the Carolina Panthers on December 17. They'll close the regular season on December 31 at Detroit. It'll be the regular-season debut of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new retractable-roofed home of the Falcons. The two teams met up again in the post season this past January and despite saying they weren't upset about how the first meeting went, they had to take solace in the way they played.

The Patriots will open the season at home against the Kansas City Chiefs.

New England earned that honor with its record comeback to beat Atlanta in the Super Bowl.

The Baltimore Ravens opponents will certainly test them next season.

The opener: The Falcons start the season in Chicago. They let a 17-13 lead slip away in 2015 and fell 27-17 on Sunday Night Football, and uh. you know what happened in 2016. Seattle will only play one game in the dreaded 10 a.m. PST time slot - in Week 14 against a Jaguars team that won three games last season.

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