The most challenging game on the Ravens 2017 schedule

Ten days apart, we learned of the schedules for the Green Bay Packers for the 2017 preseason and regular season, respectively.

ESPN is reporting the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will open the 2017 National Football League season Thursday, September 7th at Gillette Stadium.

Green Bay won both games against Seattle over the past two years, but the memories of the Fail Mary game in 2012 and the NFC Championship heartbreaker in 2014 are still open wounds for the Packers faithful.

At home, the Hawks will play: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts and the defending NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons. Week 3 will see the Cincinnati Bengals play in Green Bay for just the sixth time, and Week 4 has the Packers hosting the Chicago Bears on a Thursday night for the third consecutive season (12th straight year in primetime).

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Other marquee games include a Sunday night trip to Pittsburgh on November 26 and a Saturday home game against the Vikings Dec. 23.

Seattle will open the season against the Packers, which will mark Eddie Lacy's return to Green Bay.

Meantime, in Wisconsin, the Scripps-owned NBC affiliates in Milwaukee and Green Bay have extended their partnership with the Packers.

The Packers will finish their slate against the NFC South when they play at the Carolina Panthers in Week 15.

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"We will go into like full gear tomorrow to book everything, make sure everything is line, we've got our save-the-date ready", Heeg said.

Seahawks' first home game will reportedly be September 17 against 49ers. After the break, the Seahawks face the Giants in NY in Week 7. The Super Bowl rematch between the Falcons and the Patriots is set for Week 7, falling on October 22 at Gillette Stadium.

We'll begin with the Seattle Seahawks ...

Dallas is one of five 2016 playoff teams the Packers will face this season, joining Seattle, Atlanta, Detroit and Pittsburgh. Multiple sources tell ESPN The Patriots will host the Kansas City Chiefs. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights.

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