It’s schedule release day around the NFL, as fans eagerly await the announcement of the schedule for the 2017 season which will officially be announced tonight. But some details of the schedule are leaking early.
ESPN Packers writer Rob Demovsky says a source told him the Packers will host the Seahawks in the season opener for both teams. Demovsky did not say if this would be a Sunday afternoon game or the early Monday night doubleheader game.
It will be a revenge game for the Seahawks, who lost to the Packers 38-10 last season at Lambeau Field. The home team has won every time these teams have met since 2008, with the Packers winning at Lambeau in 2009, 2015, and 2016, and the Seahawks winning in Seattle in 2012, 2014, and in the 2014 NFC Championship Game.
It will also mark the return of running back Eddie Lacy to face his old team. The former Packers running back signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks during the off-season.