this week with a primer on what we know so far for the Packers."The NFL has announced when the announcement will happen — the league will release its 2019 schedule on Wednesday evening at 8:00 PM Eastern. Until then http://www.packerslockerroom.com/authentic-dave-robinson-jersey , however, we have little information about when the Green Bay Packers will be playing after week one.However, we do know when the Packers’ first regular season game will be, and we also know who the team will be playing along with where. Here’s everything you need to know to get ready for the schedule release this week.Opening WeekThe Packers will open the season on Thursday Night Football, playing the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. This is the first year in over a decade that the defending Super Bowl champions are not opening the season, and the rationale is historical in nature. After all, the Bears and Packers are the NFL’s longest-running rivalry, so the league elected to start off its historic 100th season with the 199th meeting between the two legendary franchises.Packers’ 2019 Regular Season OpponentsThe Packers’ opponents for the upcoming season are already decided by the league’s schedule rotation. Green Bay will play every other team in the NFC North twice, once at home and once on the road. They will then face the NFC East and AFC West as their rotational divisions, with the final two games dependent on their finish in the standings in 2019. The Packers finished third in the NFC North, so they draw the third-place team in the NFC South at home and the third-place NFC West team on the road.Home GamesNFC North: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota VikingsNFC East: Philadelphia Eagles http://www.packerslockerroom.com/authentic-j_mon-moore-jersey , WashingtonAFC West: Denver Broncos, Oakland RaidersNFC South: Carolina PanthersRoad GamesNFC North Opponents: Chicago Bears (week 1), Detroit Lions, Minnesota VikingsNFC East: Dallas Cowboys, New York GiantsAFC West: Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles ChargersNFC West: San Francisco 49ersPreseason ScheduleThe NFL announced the preseason schedule of games about a week ago. The Packers’ preseason schedule sets up as follows:Preseason Week 1: Packers vs. Houston Texans @ Lambeau FieldPreseason Week 2: Packers at Baltimore Ravens @ M&T Bank StadiumPreseason Week 3: Packers vs. Oakland Raiders (location TBA)Preseason Week 4: Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs @ Lambeau FieldThe third exhibition game against the Raiders is expected to take place somewhere in Canada, with Winnipeg, Manitoba or Regina, Saskatchewan as the likely sites. However, the Packers will still get two home games regardless. Additionally, the Packers have plans to practice with the Houston Texans in Green Bay in the lead-up to the first preseason game.Schedule RumorsAfter reports of specific games leaked out during the day on Wednesday, the full set of dates for the Packers’ schedule has been reported by Kyle Cousineau at about 3:00 PM Central Time (part 1/part 2). The reported games are as follows:Week 1: Packers at Bears, Sept. 5 Womens Kentrell Brice Jersey , Thursday Night Football (previously announced)Week 2: Vikings at Packers, Sept. 15 (source)Week 3: Broncos at Packers, Sept. 22 (source)Week 4: Eagles at Packers, Sept. 26, Thursday Night Football(source)Week 5: Packers at Cowboys, Oct. 6 at 3:25 PM CT (source)Week 6: Lions at Packers, Oct. 14, Monday Night Football (source)Week 7: Raiders at Packers, Oct. 20 (source)Week 8: Packers at Chiefs, Oct. 27, Sunday Night Football (source)Week 9: Packers at Chargers, Nov. 3Week 10: Panthers at Packers, Nov. 10 (source)Week 11: BYE WEEKWeek 12: Packers at 49ers Reggie White Jersey , Nov. 24Week 13: Packers at Giants, Dec. 1 (source)Week 14: Washington at Packers, Dec. 8 (source)Week 15: Bears at Packers, Dec. 15 (source)Week 16: Packers at Vikings, Dec. 23, Monday Night FootballWeek 17: Packers at Lions, Dec. 29 (source)The exact times of the games will be announced tonight during the league’s official reveal, though many games will be subject to the NFL’s flexible scheduling policy.Stay tuned for more information on the Packers’ schedule and additional big games around the NFL during the lead-up to the release on Wednesday evening. Through the first 12 games of the 2019 NFL season, the Green Bay Packers were on pace to set a record for ineptitude in a specific area. Green Bay’s punt return game has been historically bad this season, netting a loss of eight yards on nine punt return attempts through week 13 and threatening the league’s single-season-low mark of 27 yards, set by the 1965 St. Louis Cardinals.Last Monday, the Packers made a change in their return man. The Packers claimed Tyler Ervin off waivers from Jacksonville and released Tremon Smith, the team’s returner for much of the season. And in just one game Lance Kendricks Jersey White , Ervin likely pulled the Packers clear of setting a new low mark in league history.On Sunday against Washington, Ervin racked up 51 punt return yards on four attempts, bringing the Packers’ total up to 43 yards on the season. That puts them 16 yards clear of the record, and it is unfathomable that even the Packers’ abysmal return game could lose 16 yards over the next three games to pull back even with that mark.Ervin not only recorded the longest individual return (18 yards) since Jaire Alexander’s 23-yarder in week 13 last season; he posted the highest single-game punt return yardage total for the team since week 17 of the 2017 season, when Trevor Davis took three returns for 56 yards. Furthermore, every one of Ervin’s four returns went for at least 10 yards, with gains of 10, 12, 18, and 11 yards in order.The Packers have yet to see if Ervin can provide any juice on kickoff returns. He did not return any kickoffs in the game, as Washington attempted one onside kick and their two other kickoffs went for touchbacks. But at least he ensured that the team will avoid a historically bad season in one specific area and will stay out of the record books for that phase of the game.