The 2014 NFL schedule has officially been released, with the Green Bay Packers traveling to Seattle to take on the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks in the season’s opener on Thursday, September 4th.
Green Bay has a stiff test to start the season, as they go on the road where they’ll have to deal with the “12th Man” in Seattle. The 2014 NFL opener may bring back some negative memories, as the last time the Packers and Seahawks faced off, they battle in an epic showdown with the replacement referees in Seattle. That game infamously ended with the “toucherception” ruling, and ended in great controversy.
Both teams look to be tested, however, as Green Bay has one of the best offenses in the league and the Seahawks had a defense that somehow allowed just eight points to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. On the flip-side, Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch poses a serious threat to Green Bay’s cupcake run defense.
While the Packers and Seahawks get things started on Thursday night in week one, Sunday Night Football will also be something to see, as NFL fans get a rematch between Peyton Manning and his former team, the Indianapolis Colts. The game is in Denver this time around, as Peyton and his Broncos take on Andrew Luck and the Colts for just the second time since Manning arrived in Denver three years ago.
The 2014 season’s Monday Night Football lineup also gets started in week one with a double-header. The New York Giants will travel to Detroit to go toe to toe with the Lions to kick things off, while the San Diego Chargers will battle the Arizona Cardinals in the desert in the week one capper.
With two epic matchups in week one alone, the 2014 NFL schedule already looks set up for another entertaining season.