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Green Bay Packers schedule: Packers vs Vikings in Week 1, 2022 predictions

Matt Johnson
Green Bay Packers schedule
Dec 11, 2011; Green Bay, WI, USA; General view of the Green Bay Packers logo at midfield at Lambeau Field before the game against the Oakland Raiders. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers schedule: Week 1 – Packers @ Vikings

Date:Matchup:Time (ET)TV Info
Sun, Oct. 2Packers @ Vikings4:25 PMFOX
  • Packers @ Vikings point spread: Green Bay -1.5
  • Prediction: Packers 27, Vikings 21
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Green Bay Packers roster outlook

All our predictions are based on the Packers keeping and starting these key players:

  • QB: Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love
  • RB: Aaron Jones, A.J. Dillon
  • WR:  Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins, Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Amari Rodgers
  • TE: Robert Tonyan, Marcedes Lewis
  • OL: David Bakhtiari (LT), Jon Runyan (LG), Josh Myers (C), Royce Newman (RG), Elgton Jenkins (RT)
  • Defense: 3rd in 2022 NFL defense rankings

Davante Adams is gone, creating a massive void at wide receiver. Losing a player who had one of the highest rates of targets in the past two years is a massive blow for the Green Bay Packers offense. It will have an impact on the scoring output and likely is a huge blow to any hopes from Aaron Rodgers of winning a third consecutive NFL MVP award.

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There are reasons to take an optimistic angle with this Packers’ offense. The pairing of Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon might be one of the best running back tandems in the NFL. Expect Green Bay to rely on their rushing attack even more in 2022, with head coach Matt LaFleur finding ways to use it to open up the passing game more.

At wide receiver, the are obvious concerns. Randall Cobb is nothing more than a No. 3 wideout at this point in his career and Allen Lazard is a fringe No. 2, elevated thanks to his blocking ability. Sammy Watkins will make a few plays, but his best days are behind him. As for the rookies, don’t be surprised if Romeo Doubs outperforms Christian Watson in 2022.

There is one reason for excitement about the Green Bay Packers roster. After adding Devonte Wyatt and Quay Walker, Green Bay now boasts one of the most talented defenses in the NFL. This is an elite group, one that is easily the best unit the Packers have fielded in years. It will play an essential role in making up for the Packers’ regression offensively.

2022 preseason opponents

  • Preseason Week 1: Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers
  • Preseason Week 2: Green Bay Packers vs New Orleans Saints
  • Preseason Week 3: Green Bay Packers @ Kansas City Chiefs

Green Bay Packers 2022 schedule

Here is a game-by-game preview of the 2022 Green Bay Packers schedule, including predictions for their entire 2022 season.

Week 2 – vs Chicago Bears

DateGameTime (ET)TV Info
Sun, Sept. 18vs Bears8:20 PMNBC
Sunday Night Football
  • Prediction: Packers 28, Bears 17

Week 3 – @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

DateGameTime (ET)TV Info
Sun, Sept. 25@ Buccameers4:25 PMFOX
  • Prediction: Buccaneers 31, Packers 24

Week 4 – vs New England Patriots

DateGameTime (ET)TV Info
Sun, Oct. 2vs Patriots4:25 PMCBS
  • Prediction: Packers 24, Patriots 20

Week 5 – vs New York Giants (London)

DateGameTime (ET)TV Info
Sun, Oct. 9vs Giants9:30 AMNFL Network
NFL International Series in London
  • Prediction: Packers 31, Giants 21

Week 6 – vs New York Jets

DateGameTime (ET)TV Info
Sun, Oct. 16vs Jets1:00 PMFOX
  • Prediction: Packers 24, Jets 20

Week 7 – @ Washington Commanders

DateGameTime (ET)TV Info
Sun, Oct. 23@ Commanders1:00 PMFOX
  • Prediction: Packers 28, Commanders 21

Week 8 – @ Buffalo Bills

DateGameTime (ET)TV Info
Sun, Oct. 30@ Bills8:20 PMNBC
Sunday Night Football
  • Prediction: Bills 34, Packers 24

Week 9 – @ Detroit Lions

DateGameTime (ET)TV Info
Sun, Nov. 6@ Lions1:00 PMFOX
  • Prediction: Packers 28, Lions 24

Week 10 – vs Dallas Cowboys

DateGameTime (ET)TV Info
Sun, Nov. 13vs Cowboys4:25 PMFOX
FOX’s Game of the Week
  • Prediction: Packers 31, Cowboys 28

Week 11 – vs Tennessee Titans

DateGameTime (ET)TV Info
Thur, Nov. 17vs Titans8:15 PMAmazon Prime
Thursday Night Football
  • Prediction: Packers 21, Titans 14

Week 12 – @ Philadelphia Eagles

DateGameTime (ET)TV Info
Sun, Nov. 27@ Eagles8:20 PMNBC
Thanksgiving game
  • Prediction: Eagles 20, Packers 17

Week 13 – @ Chicago Bears

DateGameTime (ET)TV Info
Sun, Dec. 4@ Bears1:00 PMFOX
  • Prediction: Packers 27, Bears 17

Week 14 – Green Bay Packers bye week

Week 15 – vs Los Angeles Rams

DateGameTime (ET)TV Info
Mon, Dec. 19vs Rams8:15 PMESPN, ABC
Monday Night Football
  • Prediction: Rams 28, Packers 24

Week 16 – @ Miami Dolphins

DateGameTime (ET)TV Info
Sun, Dec. 25@ Dolphins1:00 PMFOX
Christmas Day game, national television
  • Prediction: Packers 17, Dolphins 13

Week 17 – vs Minnesota Vikings

DateGameTime (ET)TV Info
Sun, Jan. 1vs Vikings4:25 PMCBS
  • Prediction: Packers 24, Vikings 21

Week 18 – vs Detroit Lions

DateGameTime (ET)TV Info
Sun, Jan. 8vs LionsTBDTBD
  • Prediction: Lions 28, Packers 21

Green Bay Packers record prediction: 12-5, 1st in NFC North

A 12-5 record will be more than enough for the Packers to win the NFC North and it should give them a solid shot at the No. 2 seed in the NFC. Our projections include a loss to the Lions in Week 18, assuming Green Bay rests many of its starters with another team already locked into the No. 1 seed.