Replay: Green Bay Packers 2024 schedule updates on Tuesday, rumors, leaks and more ahead of official release

Get your calendars out, the Green Bay Packers' 2024 schedule is coming Wednesday. That's when the NFL will officially release the full schedule for the 2024 season.

However, some of the schedule will likely be known ahead of the primetime show on the NFL Network as leaks come out and networks announce games.

The Packers' 2024 opponents were in place after last season concluded and the Packers' Week 1 game in Brazil was announced last month.

We'll update this file on Tuesday we learn more about the Packers' 2024 schedule. Remember, this news isn't official until the Wednesday night announcement and could be subject to change.

When does the NFL schedule come out?

The NFL schedule will be released at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

NFL schedule release: TV, stream

The NFL Network will hold a primetime show where it will release the schedule of all 32 teams. It will be streamed on the NFL app and NFL+.

ESPN is also having a two-hour special on Wednesday night, beginning at 7 p.m. It will air on ESPN2 and simulcast on ESPN+.

Is the NFL schedule being released later this year?

Yes, in recent years, the NFL had been releasing its schedule on the second Thursday of May. So, the Wednesday release date is about a week later.

What games have been announced for the 2024 NFL schedule?

The NFL has already announced some of its biggest early-season games ahead of the big reveal. They include four in Week 1 and one in Week 2.

The season kicks off with a rematch of the 2023 AFC championship game when the reigning two-time Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs welcome the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Sept. 5, while raising another banner.

Then it's the Packers against the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, Sept. 6, in Brazil.

Two other featured games already announced in Week 1 are the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Cleveland Browns at 3:25 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, and the "Monday Night Football" game between the New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers.

NFL schedule release: Week 2 will be highlighted by Joe Burrow vs. Patrick Mahomes

Week 2 will present a quarterback showdown.

After kicking off the season in primetime, Patrick Mahomes and the back-to-back Super Bowl champion Chiefs will play Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals in one of the featured Week 2 games.

Kickoff of that contest is at 3:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.

When will Tom Brady's first game in the broadcast booth be?

After seven Super Bowl victories, Tom Brady is taking his talents to the broadcast booth.

The future Hall of Fame quarterback, who retired from the NFL for good after the 2022 season, will be part of the No. 1 team on Fox, serving as the lead analyst with play-by-play analyst Kevin Burkhardt. Brady is replacing Greg Olsen.

The Cowboys vs. Browns game in Week 1 in the 3:25 p.m. time slot Sept. 8 will be Brady's first regular season game in this new role.

NFL Christmas games 2024

The NFL doesn't take off for Christmas any more. And what was a day dedicated to the NBA has now turned into one of the NFL's biggest days on its calendar.

The NFL previously said it wouldn't hold Christmas games on a Wednesday, but the NFL has changed course and will have a doubleheader on the holiday this year. The NFL has never had Christmas Day games on a Wednesday.

The 2024 Christmas games haven't been announced, but it wouldn't be a shock if the Packers play on this day. They played on Christmas in 2021 (a Saturday game) and 2022 (a more traditional Sunday game). In 2022, the league had three games on Christmas and the rest on Christmas Eve.

With the Packers a national brand and quarterback Jordan Love's popularity and marketability growing, networks will no doubt want Green Bay on their stations on this day or other holidays. The Packers played last year on Thanksgiving and ended Week 17 in primetime on New Year's Eve.

Who are the Packers opponents in 2024?

These are the Packers' opponents they'll face in 2024:


Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers will face the New Orleans Saints for a second straight season at home. The Packers rallied for an 18-17 victory in Week 2.
Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers will face the New Orleans Saints for a second straight season at home. The Packers rallied for an 18-17 victory in Week 2.


Packers opponents in 2024: What is their strength of schedule?

Based on last season's records, the Packers have the fifth-toughest schedule in 2024. Of course, that was last year and that doesn't predict what will happen this season.

Either way, it's always a fun exercise for fans heading into the new year.

Packers in Brazil vs Eagles in Week 1 of 2024 schedule

The Packers have their Week 1 schedule set with the exception of the time.

Jordan Love and the Packers will travel to São Paulo, Brazil, on Friday, Sept. 6, to play the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFL's first game in South America. The game will be televised and streamed on Peacock. Local markets will also have a free, over-the-air option available.

The Packers aren't losing a home game as this contest was already scheduled to be a road game. And Matt LaFleur's team should get a warm reception from Brazil given the number of Packers fans who live there.

NFL schedule release: Aaron Rodgers and the Jets to play on 'Monday Night Football' in Week 1

Speaking of Week 1, former Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gets a second chance to open the season on "Monday Night Football" with the Jets.

Rodgers is back after missing all but the first four plays of the 2023 season with a torn Achilles, an injury he suffered in a "MNF" game in Week 1 last year. He was hurt on the opening series of the Jets' win at home against the Buffalo Bills and despite returning to practice late in the season as he made his recovery he never played another snap. The Jets finished 7-10 and missed the playoffs.

This year, Rodgers and the Jets will play on the road for the Week 1 "MNF" game. And they'll face a stiff test against the reigning NFC champion San Francisco 49ers.

Kickoff is set for 7:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, on ESPN.

It will also be the NFL debut of former Wisconsin Badgers running back Braelon Allen, selected by the Jets in the third round of the 2024 draft.

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