Packers Will Host Ravens in NFL Preseason

Along with the regular-season schedule, the NFL released the preseason slate on Wednesday.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers will not play a nationally televised preseason game this year.

Along with the release of the regular-season schedule on Wednesday, the NFL rolled out the exhibition slate, as well. Here are the three games:

Sat., Aug. 10: at Cleveland Browns at 3:25 p.m. (Packers TV Network)

Sun., Aug. 18: at Denver Broncos at 7 p.m. (Packers TV Network)

Sat., Aug. 24: home vs. Baltimore Ravens at noon (Packers TV Network)

If you’re not within the reach of the Packers TV Network, NFL Network will re-air the games.

Not that past regular-season success means anything for the upcoming preseason. But:

- The Browns finished 11-6 and earned a playoff berth despite injuries that limited quarterback Deshaun Watson to six games and star running back Nick Chubb to only two. Cleveland finished No. 1 in the league in total defense.

- The Broncos, who beat the Packers in Denver last season, dumped Russell Wilson after a disappointing 8-9 season and drafted Bo Nix in the first round. Thus, expect Sean Payton to give his starters a lot of playing time.

- The Ravens’ incredible 24-game preseason winning streak was snapped last year by Washington. The Ravens went 13-4 in the regular season to earn the No. 1 seed in the AFC but lost to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.

A few days after the preseason wraps up, teams will have to cut their rosters from 90 players to 53. From there, the Packers will turn their attention to the season-opening game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 6 in Brazil.

The NFL preseason will begin with the Hall of Fame Game between the Houston Texans and Chicago Bears on Aug. 1.


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Bill Huber, who has covered the Green Bay Packers since 2008, is the publisher of Packer Central, a Sports Illustrated channel. E-mail: packwriter2002@yahoo.com History: Huber took over Packer Central in August 2019. Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillHuberNFL Background: Huber graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he played on the football team, in 1995. He worked in newspapers in Reedsburg, Wisconsin Dells and Shawano before working at The Green Bay News-Chronicle and Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1998 through 2008. With The News-Chronicle, he won several awards for his commentaries and page design. In 2008, he took over as editor of Packer Report Magazine, which was founded by Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Nitschke, and PackerReport.com. In 2019, he took over the new Sports Illustrated site Packer Central, which he has grown into one of the largest sites in the Sports Illustrated Media Group.