Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 5/20/12
The 2011 season for the Green Bay Packers could not have started better.  It also could not have ended in a more shocking fashion.   After a 14-0 start, the Packers lost their bid for a perfect regular season with an inexplicable loss to Kansas City, and lost their bid to repeat as NFL champions with a divisional round loss at home to the New York Giants.   The coach, the team and the entire organization has had to endure an offseason with that bitter taste in their mouths.  Now that the 2012 schedule has been released, at least the fans can turn their attentions to a new season, while trying to forget how the last one ended.   Just like 2011, the Pack will open its 2012 season against a marquee opponent, this time the San Francisco 49ers.   Green Bay will face five teams that made the playoffs a year ago (playing Detroit twice).  Among those teams are the Saints, who have been hammered by Roger Goodell in the offseason because of BountyGate, and will have a difficult time competing...
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