Start planning your fall and winter weekends accordingly: The Green Bay Packers' 2012 regular-season schedule is now available.
And once the season does begin, there's going to be a lot of football at Lambeau Field in a short amount of time. That's because the Packers will play two games at home in five days. Starting its season Sunday, Sept. 9 in Green Bay against the San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay will then host the division-rival Chicago Bears on Thursday, Sept. 13.
"We go right into a short week, which is a challenge," coach Mike McCarthy said in a statement released by the team. "I think it is definitely going to be a test for our football team from a preparation standpoint. But our guys are up to the challenge. We're a mature football team, and anytime we play the Bears it is a lot of fun."
Adding to the uniqueness of their early-season schedule, the Packers then have 11 days off before playing in Seattle on Monday, Sept. 24.
For the first time since the 1998 season, the P...