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Packers Announce 2017 Preseason Opponents

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The Green Bay Packers’ preseason schedule features an opener at Lambeau Field and three games against NFC teams. The preliminary schedule was communicated by the National Football League on Monday.

For only the second time since 2011, the Packers will kick off their preseason slate at home, hosting the Philadelphia Eagles in the preseason for the second time in the last three years. It will be the first time that Green Bay has opened the preseason against the Eagles since visiting Philadelphia in the 2002 opener.

Green Bay will travel to Washington the next week, the first time the Packers have played at the Redskins in the preseason since 1978. This will be the first preseason meeting between the clubs since 1995, when the teams played at Lambeau Field. It will be the 26th time that Green Bay has played Washington during the preseason, the second most behind only the Packers’ 30 games against the N.Y. Giants.

The Packers will stay on the road the following week when they take on the Denver Broncos, the first preseason visit to Denver for Green Bay since 2008. Prior to that, the teams had not played since squaring off in four straight preseasons (1998-2001).

Green Bay will close out the preseason at home against the Los Angeles Rams, the first preseason meeting between the clubs at Lambeau Field. The only other time that the Packers hosted the Rams in the preseason came in 1994 when the teams faced off in Madison, Wis. It will be the third preseason meeting between the teams in the last five seasons.

The Packers will not play any of their preseason opponents during the regular season.

Aug. 10-13            PHILADELPHIA EAGLES                      

Aug. 17-21            at Washington Redskins       

Aug. 24-27            at Denver Broncos           

Aug. 31                  LOS ANGELES RAMS   

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