Packers schedule 2018: Green Bay must protect Lambeau to reclaim NFC North

The Packers’ 2018 schedule goes through the NFC West and AFC East, and that is part of Green Bay’s path in trying to get back to the top of the NFC North.

The good news for the Packers as they examine their 2018 schedule is Aaron Rodgers is back, and Green Bay has won the division five out of 10 seasons since he took over as starting quarterback. Minnesota has won the division the last two seasons, and the Vikings are one of four playoff teams on the Packers’ schedule this season. Atlanta visits Lambeau Field, too, and Green Bay has road matchups against New England and the Los Angeles Rams.

Bottom line: It all depends on how the Packers re-assert their weight in the NFC North. Minnesota is on top now, and Green Bay has lost three of the last four to its bitter rival. Chicago and Detroit have improved. The Packers finished 2-4 against the NFC North last season. If that flips to 4-2 or better and Rodgers stays healthy, Green Bay should be able to get back to 10 or more wins, which they’ve done in seven of 10 seasons with Rodgers. Record prediction: 10-6

Colin Kaepernick’s legal team is shifting its focus from NFL owners for now as they prepare to depose NFL commissioner Roger Goodell later this month in connection to Kaepernick’s collusion lawsuit against the league, The Washington Post reports.

NFL front office figures and coaches already deposed by Kaepernick’s lawyers include Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome, Houston owner Bob McNair and Miami general manager Chris Grier.

The way Wuerffel sees it, the more success Gators United enjoys, the greater the exposure for Desire Street Ministries.

“It’s part of the way they talked me into playing,” Wuerffel said. “Part of my goal in life is to use the platform I have as a football player to affect other people. This is just another way to do it.seahawks_042

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