2022 Packers schedule: Dates and times for all 17 games, schedule strength, final record prediction
Every offseason is an adventure for the Packers.
This one was no different. Aaron Rodgers is back for his 18th season. The Packers, however, made a surprise trade by sending star receiver Davante Adams to Las Vegas. General manager Brian Gutekunst and coach Matt LaFleur then moved on defense with two first-round picks before taking on North Dakota State Christian Watson in the second round.
The regular season has been predictable for the past three years. Green Bay has won 13 games every season under LaFleur, and that’s good enough for back-to-back NFC North titles. The schedule is set for another run, and Rodgers should get another playoff shot in a Super Bowl appearance.
Sporting News takes a closer look at the Packers schedule:
2022 Packers Calendar
The Packers schedule will be announced as part of the NFL schedule release on Thursday, May 12. Below is an overview of the matches on their schedule. The table will be updated when these matches are announced.
- Residence: Bears, Lions, Vikings, Cowboys, Giants (London), Rams, Jets, Patriots, Titans
- A way: Bears, lions, vikings, commanders, buccaneers, eagles, bills, dolphins
|The week||Date||Opponent||Kick off time||TV|
|2||September 18||against the bears (SNF)||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|4||October 2||against the patriots||4:25 p.m. ET||—|
|5||October 9||Giants (in London)||9:30 a.m. ET||NFLN|
|6||—||vs. Jets||1 p.m. ET||—|
|ten||November 13||vs. Cowboys||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|11||—||against Titans (TNF)||8:15 p.m. ET||Amazon|
|15||—||vs. Rams (MNF)||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|16||—||with dolphins||1 p.m. ET||—|
|17||January 1st||against the vikings||4:25 p.m. ET||—|
|18||January 7 or January 8||against the Lions||To be determined||—|
Green Bay plays a first-place schedule that includes matchups against the NFC East and AFC East. The first-place showdowns against the Buccaneers and Rams will be entertaining, and the extra game is against a perennial AFC contender in Tennessee.
The Packers have eight games against teams that had winning records last season. Four (Cowboys, Patriots, Rams, Titans) are at home and four (Bills, Buccaneers, Dolphins, Eagles) are on the road.
The Strength of the Packers Calendar
The Packers have the 11th easiest schedule in the NFL. Their 2022 opponents finished with a 137-150-2 record, a .478 winning percentage.
Green Bay has eight games against playoff teams from 2021, and all of those games are out of the division. The Commanders, Jets and Giants did not reach the playoffs in 2021.
The Packers will likely have a prime-time presence as usual. Green Bay is 8-1 on Sunday Night Football, 4-0 on Monday Night Football and 4-1 on Thursday Night Football under LaFleur over the past three seasons.
Most difficult tests: The Packers make their first trip to London on October 9 to face the Giants. How will Green Bay react to this additional integrated trip?
The splitless road schedule has a few notable potholes starting with the Bills. The Packers are 0-6 at Buffalo. Rodgers is also 1-3 at Tampa Bay and 1-3 at Washington, including the playoffs. Even the Dolphins and Eagles games will be tough. None of these games can be taken for granted.
The biggest breaks: Green Bay is also 22-2 at home in the regular season, with losses suffered by Minnesota and Philadelphia, since LaFleur took over.
The home schedule is tougher than usual, but the non-playoff teams (Lions, Vikings, Bears, Jets) combined for a 7-26-1 road record in 2021. Green Bay beat the Rams at home last season and the Titans the season before that. The Packers have also won eight of the last 10 meetings with the rival Cowboys.
The Packers should be able to use that advantage to create a lead in the NFC North.
Conclusion : Green Bay has won 13 games over the past three seasons and done so by dominating the NFC North. The Packers are 15-3 against divisional opponents under LaFleur, and that includes winning records against Chicago (6-0), Detroit (5-1) and Minnesota (4-2).
If this dominance continues, then Green Bay will be heading into the playoffs again.
The 2-2 home record in the playoffs is another story, but it’s one that Rodgers and LaFleur will try to rectify in the playoffs. We’ve been low on the Packers’ win total each of the past three seasons, but 13 still seems high given Adams’ departure and the number of playoff teams on the schedule.
Record Prediction: 11-6