Click and print: Get your own Green Bay Packers 2016 schedule
GREEN BAY — Packers fans — it’s here! The Green Bay Packers on Thursday evening, April 14th, released the team’s complete 2016 schedule.
The Packers schedule is as follows (according to Packers.com):
Sunday, August 7th, vs. Indianapolis Colts (NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio), 7:00 p.m., ESPN
Friday, August 12th, vs. Cleveland Browns (Gold Pkg., Midwest Shrine Game), 7:00 p.m., Packers TV Network
Thursday, August 18th, vs. Oakland Raiders (Bishop’s Charities Game), 7:00 p.m., Packers TV Network
Friday, August 26th, at San Francisco 49ers, 8:30 p.m., Packers TV Network
Thursday, September 1st, at Kansas City Chiefs, 7:00 p.m., Packers TV Network
Sunday, September 11th, at Jacksonville Jaguars, 12:00 p.m., FOX
Sunday, September 18th, at Minnesota Vikings, 7:30 p.m., NBC
Sunday, September 25th, vs. DETROIT LIONS, 12:00 p.m., FOX
Sunday, October 2nd, BYE
Sunday, October 9th, vs. NEW YORK GIANTS (Gold Pkg.), *7:30 p.m., NBC
Sunday, October 16,th vs. DALLAS COWBOYS, *3:25 p.m., FOX
Thursday, October 20th, vs. CHICAGO BEARS, 7:25 p.m., CBS/NFLN/Twitter
Sunday, October 30th, at Atlanta Falcons, *12:00 p.m., FOX
Sunday, November 6th, vs. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS, *3:25 P.M., CBS
Sunday, November 13th, at Tennessee Titans, *12:00 p.m., FOX
Sunday, November 20th, at Washington Redskins, *7:30 p.m., NBC
Monday, November 28th, at Philadelphia Eagles, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Sunday, December 4th, vs. HOUSTON TEXANS, *12:00 p.m., CBS
Sunday, December 11th, vs. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS, *3:25 p.m., FOX
Sunday, December 18th, at Chicago Bears, *12:00 p.m., FOX
Saturday, December 24th, vs. MINNESOTA VIKINGS, 12:00 p.m., FOX
Sunday, January 1st, at Detroit Lions, *12:00 p.m., FOX
*”Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 10-15 and 17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-9, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-15, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible-scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to January 1. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot.
CLICK HERE for a PDF version of the Packers schedule that you can click and print.
For those interested in knowing — yes, there is a formula the NFL uses to create the schedule. According to Packers.com, every team within a division plays 16 games as follows:
- Home and away against its three division opponents (six games).
- The four teams from another division within its conference on a rotating three-year cycle (four games).
- The four teams from a division in the other conference on a rotating four-year cycle (four games).
- Two intraconference games based on the prior year’s standings (two games). These games will match a first-place team against the first-place teams in the two same-conference divisions the team is not scheduled to play that season. The second-place, third-place, and fourth-place teams in a conference will be matched in the same way each year.