Chargers topple the Packers in a sloppy match-up; Preseason Notes and Links

Football has finally arrived, at least sort-of. In one of the first preseason match-ups of the year, turnovers were the name of the game as the San Diego Chargers and Green Bay Packers combined for seven of them. Don’t be fooled into thinking the scrubs were at fault either because star quarterbacks Philip Rivers and Aaron Rodgers had three of them.

Despite making a comeback in the third quarter, the Packers fell just short to the Chargers by the score of 21-13.

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Green Bay Packers schedule out, three of first four at Lambeau

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In 2012, the Green Bay Packers find themselves in one of the biggest match-ups of week one, as last year’s #1 seed in the NFC will take on an NFC finalist in the San Francisco 49ers. After that scintillating on paper contest the Pack host the rival Chicago Bears in week two on a Thursday night. After a week three trip to Seattle, to battle the Seahawks on Monday night, the Packers return home to face the Sean Payton-less New Orleans Saints, and possibly get revenge for the bounty hunters targeting Aaron Rodgers.

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Green Bay Packers 2012 preseason schedule; erase sour 2011 memories

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Given the way 2011 ended for the Green Bay Packers, with that bitter, stomach-churning upset to the New York Giants in the postseason. Which shut the door on the promising, dominating 15-1 regular season, and opened the door for the 9-7 Giants to beat the New England Patriots and win the Super Bowl. (In other words, a NFL version of the 83-79 St. Louis Cardinals winning the 2006 World Series)

Time is already here to move on to 2012.

And the Pack preseason schedule is already out.

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