The 2016 NFL season will be kicking off before we know it.
It’s a season the Green Bay Packers are looking forward to. After winning four-straight NFC North titles, the Packers finished second behind the Minnesota Vikings in 2015 after going 10-6.
The Packers begin their quest to get back on top of the NFC North on Monday, July 25, when training camp begins. Both rookies and veterans report on the same day. Camp will be held at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. De Pere is a suburb of Green Bay.
Aaron Rodgers and Co. were selected to play in the annual Hall of Fame Game this year. The Pack will meet the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, August 7, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The game starts at 7 p.m. Eastern and will be televised by ESPN.
The rest of the Packers’ preseason schedule is as follows:
Week 1 — August 12 vs. Browns, 8 p.m. Eastern
Week 2 — August 18 vs. Raiders, 8 p.m. Eastern
Week 3 — August 26 at 49ers, 10 p.m. Eastern
Week 4 — September 1 at Chiefs, 8 p.m. Eastern
The teams opens the regular season on Sunday, September 11, on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern and will be televised by FOX. Click here to see the entire 2016-17 schedule.
Last season, the team lost wide receiver Jordy Nelson to a torn ACL in Week 2. The 1,500-yard wideout in 2014 is back on the field and participated in offseason workouts. He’s expected to be full-go for training camp.
Without Nelson, Rodgers’ numbers were down. He threw for 3,821 yards with 31 touchdowns and only 8 interceptions, but his 92.7 passer rating was his lowest since becoming the full-time starter in 2008.