If you ever wondered which sport is truly king in America, today should tell you all you need to know. The NHL and NBA Playoffs are happening, with close, competitive series throughout. Yet, the NFL schedule release day is dominating headlines. Today, Cheeseheads everywhere will find out the Green Bay Packers schedule 2022.
If you hate to wait or simply don't want to, you're in luck. We have some Green Bay Packers schedule 2022 leaks that have been verified. FlurrySports also has some exclusive rumors and information that could be useful in filling in the remaining pieces of the puzzle. Let's jump into the 2022 Packers schedule.
Green Bay Packers Schedule 2022 Leaks and Rumors
London Game: Week 5 vs Giants
This was the first game of the Green Bay Packers schedule 2022 that was released since the NFL needed to promote its international games. It will be the first London game for the Packers. Luckily, they get an easier matchup with the Giants.
Initially many thought this meant the Packers would get a Week 6 bye week. Surprisingly, no.
Week 6: Home vs Jets
No, the Packers don't get a Week 6 bye week. However, they get the next best thing, which is a home matchup against the Jets.
Week 10: Mike McCarthy's Return to Lambeau
During Week 10, Mike McCarthy will make his return to Lambeau Field, as the Dallas Cowboys come to town. McCarthy will surely have this date circled on his calendar. He gets to stand around and look busy for nine weeks until then. At that point, the watermelon smashing will begin.
2022 Packers Schedule Leaks and Bye Week
Here are the Green Bay Packers schedule leaks that we know.
Week 2: Bears at Packers (Sunday night)
Week 4: Patriots at Packers (Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET)
Week 5: Giants vs. Packers in London (Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET)
Week 6: Jets at Packers (Sunday at 1 p.m. ET)
Week 10: Cowboys at Packers (Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET)
Week 11: Titans at Packers (Thursday night)
Week 14: Bye
Week 15: Rams at Packers (Monday night)
Week 16: Packers at Dolphins (Christmas at 1 p.m. ET)
Week 17: Vikings at Packers (Sunday)
Week 18: Lions at Packers (Sunday)
Green Bay Packers Rumors
Tough After-London Stretch
We joked about the Packers playing the Jets after London. However, that stretch doesn't look like it will be easy. With a Packers bye week in Week 14 and many of the home games set, the Packers will go from London to playing at home, then have a bit of a road trip. We could see Weeks 7-9 all being road games. Bills, Buccaneers, Eagles and Washington are all possible non-divisional road games during this stretch.
A Tough Week 1 Opponent?
The Packers will have plenty of kinks that need to be worked out quickly. Obviously, the wide receiver corps is a bit of a mystery, and there are some moving parts on the offensive line as well. We saw Green Bay get their teeth kicked in during Week 1 last season, facing the Saints. Week 1 during the 2019 season featured a road matchup in Minnesota.
This season, another Vikings matchup to start the season is possible. We could also see road matchups against either the Bills or Vikings, letting the NFL market that quarterback matchup. Regardless, we can see Week 1 will be no cakewalk on the Green Bay Packers schedule 2022. The Packers will need to be ready.