Ranking the 10 Best Green Bay Packers Season Openers Since 1959

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Ranking the 10 Best Green Bay Packers Season Openers Since 1959
Tom Lynn/Associated Press
The Packers have had some thrilling openers since 1959.

Opening day is always an exciting time for all 32 NFL teams, and the Green Bay Packers are no exception.

The Pack has enjoyed many thrilling opening games since entering the league in 1921. Here is a list of the 10 most exciting since Vince Lombardi joined the organization in 1959.

To qualify for this list, the Packers had to win the game (after all, it is from a Packer perspective). The more exciting and close the game was, the higher it will be ranked. Historic games or games that started a new era for the Packers or the league will also get strong consideration.

Some honorable mentions include the Packers 34-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in 1962, the team's most dominant season under Lombardi; a 23-7 win on Monday Night Football over Joe Namath and the New York Jets in 1973; a 36-24 win over the Los Angeles Rams in 1990 that was led by backup quarterback Anthony Dilweg; a 1997 Monday night win over the Chicago Bears by a 38-24 margin and a 27-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010.

Feel free to comment on any of the games listed here or to add one you feel belongs on this list but was omitted. As always, indicate why you feel the way you do.

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