The Packers and Patriots will practice against each other a couple times this week before facing off on Saturday night.
- Green Bay last played the Patriots in the preseason in 2015, winning at New England, 22-11.
- This will be the Patriots' first preseason trip to Lambeau Field since 2005.
- Green Bay will finish off the preseason at home for the first time since 2019 when it welcomes the Seattle Seahawks for a 12 p.m. CT kickoff next Saturday. It is the first time the Packers have a home preseason game scheduled for 12 p.m. CT since a Aug. 15, 2020, contest against the Arizona Cardinals, but all preseason games were canceled that year due to COVID. The last time Green Bay played a 12 p.m. CT preseason game at Lambeau Field was on Aug. 19, 1995 versus the Indianapolis Colts.
WITH THE CALL
Flagshipped by Milwaukee's WTMJ-TV and in conjunction with WGBA-TV in Green Bay, Packers preseason games are televised over a 22-station network throughout the state of Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and northeastern Minnesota, Peoria in Illinois, Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, Davenport and Des Moines in Iowa, Omaha in Nebraska, St. Louis in Missouri, Bismarck, Fargo and Minot in North Dakota, Sioux Falls in South Dakota and Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau in Alaska.
- The top-notch broadcast team includes CBS's Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) alongside former Green Bay fullback John Kuhn (analyst) with Lance Allan of WTMJ-TV serving as the sideline reporter. Allan will also host an informative half-hour pregame show. Packers preseason games are also broadcast on Telemundo Wisconsin.
- In addition to flagship station WTMJ-TV and WGBA-TV, the games are televised over WQOW/ABC, Eau Claire, Wis.; WXOW/ABC, La Crosse, Wis.; WKOW/ABC, Madison, Wis.; WAOW/ABC, Wausau, Wis.; KQDS/FOX, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis.; WLUC-NBC/FOX UP, Escanaba/Marquette, Mich.; WMBD/CBS, Peoria/Bloomington, Ill.; KCCI/CBS, Des Moines, Iowa; WHBF/CBS, Davenport, Iowa; KWWL/NBC, Cedar Rapids/Waterloo, Iowa; KTVI/FOX, St. Louis, Mo.; KETV/ABC, Omaha, Neb.; KNDB/BEK, Bismarck, N.D.; KRDK/BEK, Fargo, N.D.; KNDM/BEK, Minot, N.D.; KDLT/NBC, Sioux Falls, S.D.; KYUR/ABC, Anchorage, Alaska; KATN/ABC, Fairbanks, Alaska; KJUD/ABC, Juneau, Alaska and WYTU/Telemundo Wisconsin. For a map of the affiliates, please go to packers.com/video/tv-network.
- All Packers games can be heard on the Packers Radio Network, which is made up of 51 stations in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and North and South Dakota. 97.3 The Game – WRNW-Milwaukee begins its second season as the flagship station of the Packers Radio Network. For a map and full listing of radio affiliates, go to packers.com/video/radio-network.Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) call the action. McCarren first joined the team's broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 29th season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 25th season of broadcasts together. They surpassed Jim Irwin and Max McGee for the most regular-season and postseason games broadcast for the Packers with 313 at the 2018 season opener against Chicago.
SAVE THE DATE
Important dates to remember (all times CT):
- Saturday, Aug. 19 – First home preseason game, presented by Cenex, vs. New England Patriots, 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 26 – Second home preseason game, presented by Cenex, vs. Seattle Seahawks, 12 p.m.
- Tuesday, Aug. 29 – Roster reduction to a maximum of 53 players by 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, Aug. 30 – Upon receipt of the personnel notice, clubs may establish a practice squad of 16 players
- Sunday, Sept. 10 – Regular-season opener at Chicago Bears, Soldier Field, 3:25 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 24 – Home opener vs. New Orleans Saints, Lambeau Field, 12 p.m.
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT
Packers vs. Patriots:
- All-time, regular season: 6-6
- All-time, postseason: 1-0
- All-time, preseason: 7-7
- All-time, at home: 4-1
- Streaks: Green Bay has won two of the last three matchups.
- Last meeting, regular season: Oct. 2, 2022, Lambeau Field, Packers won, 27-24 (OT)
- Matt LaFleur: 47-19-0, .712; (2-3 postseason); 5th NFL season
- Bill Belichick: 329-165-0, .666; (31-13 postseason); 29th NFL season
- Head to Head: LaFleur 1-0 vs. Belichick
- vs. Opponent: LaFleur 1-0 vs. Patriots; Belichick 3-3 vs. Packers
MATT LaFLEUR…In his fifth season as the Packers' 15th head coach.
- Enters his 15th season in the NFL, having previously served as an offensive coordinator for two seasons (Los Angeles Rams, 2017; Tennessee Titans, 2018), a quarterbacks coach for six seasons (Washington Redskins, 2010-13; Atlanta Falcons, 2015-16), and an offensive assistant for two seasons (Houston Texans, 2008-09).
- In his first four seasons leading the Packers, has authored one of the greatest starts to a head-coaching career in NFL history. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, his 47 wins are the second most in league history by a head coach in his first four seasons in the NFL, trailing only George Seifert (52 in 1989-92). Green Bay's 47-19 regular-season record since 2019 ranks No. 3 in the NFL and No. 1 in the NFC.
- Became the first coach in NFL history to post 13-plus wins in three straight seasons and his 39 wins from 2019-21 passed Seifert (38) for the most wins by an NFL head coach in his first three seasons in the league (Elias). His 39 wins are also tied for the second most by a coach over any three-season span in league history, trailing only Andy Reid's 40 wins with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2020-22 and Mike Ditka's 40 wins with the Chicago Bears from 1985-87 (Elias).
- Guided the Packers to a 27-6 record (.818) in the regular season from 2019-22 at Lambeau Field, the top home mark in the NFL since 2019. His .750 win percentage (18-6 record) against NFC North opponents in his first four seasons also ranks as the best in the history of the NFC North/Central (min. 10 games).
- In his first season leading the Packers in 2019, became the first coach in club history to lead the team to the playoffs in his debut season. Also led the largest one-year win improvement in team history (plus-seven wins).
Bill Belichick…In his 24th season as the Patriots' 17th head coach.
- Is in his 49th year as an NFL coach and his 24th season as head coach of the Patriots. His 49 consecutive seasons as an NFL coach are the most in league history.
- Through 23 seasons with the Patriots, has led the team to six Super Bowl championships, nine conference titles, 17 division crowns and 30 playoff victories.
- Owns the most wins among all active coaches and ranks No. 2 all-time with 329 total victories. His winning percentage of .666 ranks second in NFL history among coaches with 150-plus wins behind only George Halas (.682).
- Led the Patriots to 19 consecutive winning seasons (2001-19), the second most behind only Dallas' Tom Landry (20, 1966-85).
THE PACKERS-PATRIOTS SERIES
- The all-time series between the Packers and Patriots began in 1973 and the two teams have played 12 regular-season matchups.
- The clubs also met in Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans, which the Packers won, 35-21, bringing Green Bay its first Super Bowl title since winning Super Bowl II in 1967.
- Since Super Bowl XXXI, Green Bay has won four of the seven games played, including an overtime victory in the most recent meeting last season.
- Green Bay holds the record for most points scored in a game in the series with a 45-3 win in Milwaukee in 1988.
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