The Green Bay Packers are coming off an impressive first season under Matt LaFleur. The team went 13-3 and ended the year with a loss in the 2019 NFC Championship Game. Green Bay's reward for that breakout campaign? The organization must now contend with a first-place schedule in 2020 – but even by those standards, the Packers' schedule still appears tougher than most.
With that in mind, let's break down the most difficult stretch of the Packers' 2020 schedule.
Green Bay Packers 2020 Schedule
The first half of the season looks pretty rough. But Weeks 6-9 might be what ultimately makes or breaks the team's 2020 campaign.
Coming off a bye, Green Bay has to travel to face Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, then hit the road again to take on the Houston Texans. They do get a home game in Week 8, but it's against the Minnesota Vikings, who are currently favored to win the NFC North at +165 on FanDuel Sportsbook.
A mere four days later, they hit the road once again to take on the San Francisco 49ers, who beat Green Bay by an average margin of 23.0 points per game (PPG) in two matchups last season. San Francisco might even have Deebo Samuel back by then, which wouldn't bode well for Green Bay.
If the Packers can come out of this four-game stretch with a .500 record or better, they could be set up really well for a stretch run, as the second half of their schedule lightens up considerably. But a poor showing from Weeks 6-9 could force the team into some must-win situations down the stretch.
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