Path To Prestige: Green Bay Packers To Play Four Prime-Time Games

Joe PrindlContributor IJuly 19, 2010

DETROIT , MI - NOVEMBER 26: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after throwing a second quarter touchdown against the Detroit Lions on November 26, 2009 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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When it comes to putting on a show, the Green Bay Packers are one of the best in the business.

Not only are they apart of some of the NFL's most fierce rivalries, but they are a team full of playmakers.

If you're a football fan, it's always a pleasure watching Green Bay's top-tier aerial attack and No. 1 ranked defense in terms of creating turnovers take the field.  That is, until your team happens to be on the receiving end of it.

One of the league's emerging stars, Aaron Rodgers, is another reason to put the Packers in prime-time.

"Aaron Rodgers is the next superstar that we will be talking about. I really think that Aaron Rodgers has Drew Brees-like talent and leadership skills and is going to be the next star in this league," said NBC game analyst Cris Collinsworth.

But most importantly, people like to watch teams that know how to win.

In 2010, the Packers will face off against the Bears, Vikings, Cowboys, and Patriots in prime-time. 

Three out of the four opponents are rivals, what a surprise.


On September 27, the Packers will head to Solider Field for their only Monday Night game of the season.  Personally, I love the fact that they only have one Monday night game because waiting that extra day feels like torture.  This will be a statement game, and if the Packers can steal the show in Solider, it could very well lead to perfection in the first quarter of the season.

Favre will return to Lambeau once again on October 24, where the Packers will look to avenge last seasons loss and take control of the NFC North.  The Packers will finally get a chance to go head-to-head with the Vikings with their revamped offensive line.  Will this be the last time Brett Favre steps foot on Lambeau Field?

Dom Capers will look to pick up right where he left off come November 7, when the Dallas Cowboys head to Lambeau for a showdown between two of the NFC's top teams.  Green Bay arguably had their best defensive performance of the season last year when they played Dallas, which pretty much defined the remainder of their season.  I have a feeling Tony Romo won't be greeted with a warm welcome when he returns to the state he grew up in.

And last but certainly not least, Aaron Rodgers and Co. head to Foxborough on December 19, which could be end up either being very exciting, or very ugly. 

If the weather manages to stay calm, it could be an absolute shoot-out and crowd-pleaser.  However, if the weather turns into a blizzard, we will most likely see a low-scoring game with lots of turnovers.  This will mark only the ninth time these two teams have met in the regular season.

All in all we're in for a very thrilling, and perhaps drama-filled season of football.