Let’s try this again.
The Green Bay Packers were supposed to get the NFL season underway last Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts, but the Hall of Fame Game was canceled due to poor field conditions.
So Packers fans will get their first look at the team on Friday, August 12, when the Cleveland Browns visit Lambeau Field in Week 1 of the preseason.
The game has a kickoff time of 8 p.m. Eastern. Check your local listings for the TV information. Due to Rio Olympics, the game will be aired on different local channels in Wisconsin. Click here to go to Packers.com to see what stations the game will air on. The game will air on WEWS-TV in the Cleveland area. The game will also be shown in its entirety at 1 a.m. Eastern (Saturday morning) on the NFL Network.
The Packers are looking to reclaim the NFC North title after the Minnesota Vikings claimed it last season. Green Bay is hoping to do so with a healthy Jordy Nelson. Aaron Rodgers’ No. 1 receiving target missed almost all of 2015 with a torn ACL. Nelson is listed atop the WR depth chart, but still hasn’t practiced and won’t play Friday night. Click here for a look at the Packers depth chart.
The Browns have yet to release their depth chart, but one thing we do know is Robert Griffin III will be the starting quarterback. RG3 signed with the Browns in March and was named the starter earlier in the week. The former Washington Redskins signal-caller is looking to resurrect his career in Cleveland after the 2012 No. 2 overall pick lost his starting job to Kirk Cousins in 2015. How much of Griffin we see Friday night, though, remains to be seen.
Starters generally don’t see more than a series or two, if any, in the preseason opener.
Here are the details you need to know about the Packers-Browns game:
Packers-Browns Preseason Week 1 Details
When: Friday, August 12
Where: Lambeau Field — Green Bay, Wisconsin
Time: 8 p.m. Eastern
TV Channel: Check your local listings. Click here to go to Packers.com to see what stations the game will air on. The game will air on WEWS-TV in the Cleveland area. The game will also be shown in its entirety at 1 a.m. Eastern (Saturday morning) on the NFL Network.
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