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Packers to pick 14th in draft; home/away opponents set for 2018

Posted Jan 1, 2018

Green Bay to face NFC West, AFC East next season

GREEN BAY – The Packers will be picking 14th in the upcoming NFL Draft, and their 2018 opponents also have been finalized.

Green Bay finished tied with Washington at 7-9 for the 13th/14th draft positions, and with both having identical strength of schedule, a common-opponents tiebreaker put the Packers in the 14th spot.

Here’s the rundown on the 2018 schedule.

Home opponents: Arizona, San Francisco, Buffalo, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota.

Road opponents: Los Angeles Rams, Seattle, New England, New York Jets, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota.

Every year, each of the divisions plays another division within the conference and one outside of it. The 2018 schedule cycle has the Packers matching up with the AFC East and NFC West. The four teams from another division within the conference are on a rotating three-year cycle. The four teams from a division in the other conference are on a rotating four-year cycle.

Along with the six in-division matchups, the Packers have two intraconference games based on the prior year’s standings. Since Green Bay finished third in the NFC North, it will host the NFC South’s third-place finisher, Atlanta, and travel to Washington to face the NFC East’s third-place team.

The dates and kickoff times of each game will be determined when the full schedule is released, which normally occurs in April.

 
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