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Another Look At The '09 Opponents

Discussion in 'Official Packers.com News' started by News Bot, Apr 21, 2009.

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    The Green Bay Packers' 2009 schedule will be released on Tuesday, April 14, but until that much-anticipated announcement, here's a team-by-team look at the opponents for next season, and some of the news, notes and tidbits connected to each one.

    DIVISION FOES

    Chicago
    Since it's known this is the opponent for the season opener - in prime time (Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.) at Lambeau Field no less - we'll start here.

    Last year it was the Vikings in the NFC North making the blockbuster offseason trade for defensive end Jared Allen, and this year it was the Bears for quarterback Jay Cutler. Chicago gave up even more for Cutler (two first-round draft choices, a third-rounder, and QB Kyle Orton) than Minnesota gave up for Allen (a first-rounder and a third), but the Allen deal also came with a mega-contract, which Cutler won't be getting right away.

    Either way, Cutler v. Aaron Rodgers has instantly become the marquee quarterback matchup in the ..

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