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Packers to open NFL schedule at Seattle Submitted: 04/23/2014
Story By Joe Dufek / Packers.com

- The Packers schedule for the upcoming season was released Wednesday night.

The Pack opens the year and the entire NFL season against the defending Super Bowl champs - the Seattle Seahawks in their house.

It's a Thursday night game - on Sept 4th. The game is live on Newswatch 12.

Of course it's a rematch of the Packers controversial loss to the Seahawks 2 years ago. Many nickname the game "Fail Mary". The interception ruled a touchdown.


Their first home game will be Sept 14th against the New York Jets.

Highlights of the schedule include the Pack hosting the Vikings on Thursday Night football. Oct 2nd is that game.

Packers are scheduled to play Sunday night games in New Orleans (Oct 26th) and at home against Chicago (Nov 9th).

Also a Monday night home game against Atlanta on Dec 8th.

REGULAR SEASON

Date Opponent Time TV+
Thu., Sept. 4 at Seattle Seahawks 7:30 p.m. NBC
Sun., Sept. 14 NEW YORK JETS 3:25 p.m. CBS
Sun., Sept. 21 at Detroit Lions 12 p.m. FOX
Sun., Sept. 28 at Chicago Bears 12 p.m. FOX
Thu., Oct. 2 MINNESOTA VIKINGS (Gold Pkg.) 7:25 p.m. CBS/NFLN
Sun., Oct. 12 at Miami Dolphins *12 p.m. FOX
Sun., Oct. 19 CAROLINA PANTHERS *12 p.m. FOX
Sun., Oct. 26 at New Orleans Saints *7:30 p.m. NBC
Sun., Nov. 2 BYE
Sun., Nov. 9 CHICAGO BEARS *7:30 p.m. NBC
Sun., Nov. 16 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (Gold Pkg.) *12 p.m. FOX
Sun., Nov. 23 at Minnesota Vikings *12 p.m. FOX
Sun., Nov. 30 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS *3:25 p.m. CBS
Mon., Dec. 8 ATLANTA FALCONS 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Sun., Dec. 14 at Buffalo Bills *12 p.m. FOX
Sun., Dec. 21 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers *12 p.m. FOX
Sun., Dec. 28 DETROIT LIONS *12 p.m. FOX

* Start time may shift due to NFL flexible scheduling, which will be used in Weeks 11-17 this season.

It may also be applied in Weeks 5-10, but can be used in no more than two weeks during that period.





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The state Department of Natural Resources will unveil a new endangered species license plate tomorrow.

The plate features a photograph of Glory.

Glory is the eagle that stars in education programs at a Nature Center in Milwaukee.

The design was chosen from more than 2,000 entries.

Two other endangered species plates are currently available.

One features a wolf.

The eagle plate will replace the other, a badger plate.

The plates' fees include an annual $25 donation to the DNR's endangered species fund.

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