2012 Packers opponents set

CREATED Jan 2, 2012

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GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers now know their 2012 regular season opponents, and the team's home schedule will be a tough one.

The Packers will host three playoff teams at Lambeau Field, including the 13-3 New Orleans Saints, a San Francisco 49ers with the same record and the 10-6 Detroit Lions.

Green Bay's home opponents had a 69-59 record in 2011, a .539 winning percentage.

Green Bay also travels to Detroit, Houston (10-6) and the New York Giants (9-7) in its games against playoff opponents.

However, the 2011 records of the Packers' road opponents are not as high - 51-77, a .398 clip.

Green Bay is scheduled to face the entire NFC West and AFC South, as is part of the NFL's rotational system of non-divisional games.

They also face the winners of the NFC East and NFC South.

The NFL typically releases the regular season schedule in April.

Packers' 2012 home opponents
(2011 playoff teams in bold)
Packers' 2012 road opponents
(2011 playoff teams in bold)
Arizona (8-8)
Chicago (8-8)
Detroit (10-6)
Jacksonville (5-11)
Minnesota (3-13)
New Orleans (13-3)
San Francisco (13-3)

Tennessee (9-7)
Chicago (8-8)
Detroit (10-6)
Houston (10-6)

Indianapolis (2-14)
Minnesota (3-13)
New York Giants (9-7)
Saint Louis (2-14)
Seattle (7-9)