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Packers announce 2015 regular season schedule

Green Bay, WI (WXOW) - The dates for the Packers 2015 regular and preseason schedules have been released. The Packers will open up the regular season in Chicago against the Bears on Sunday, September 13. In the home opener Week 2, the Packers will get an NFC Championship rematch with the Seattle Seahawks.

Perhaps the highlight of the schedule comes on Thanksgiving eve, when the Bears come to Lambeau Field. The Packers will host a Thanksgiving Day game for the first time since 1923. On that night, they will also reportedly unveil Brett Favre's name and number on the Ring of Honor at Lambeau Field.

The full schedule is below. Home games are in bold.

Week 1: Packers at Bears - 12:00 p.m. on FOX

Week 2: Seahawks vs Packers - 7:30 p.m. on NBC

Week 3: Chiefs vs Packers - 7:30 p.m. on ESPN (Monday Night)

Week 4: Packers at 49ers - 3:25 p.m. on FOX

Week 5: Rams vs Packers - 12:00 p.m. on CBS

Week 6: Chargers vs Packers - 3:25 p.m. on CBS

Week 7: Bye

Week 8: Packers at Broncos - 7:30 p.m. on NBC

Week 9 : Packers at Panthers - 12:00 p.m. on FOX

Week 10: Lions vs Packers - 12:00 p.m. on FOX

Week 11: Packers at Vikings - 12:00 p.m. on FOX 

Week 12: Bears vs Packers - 7:30 p.m. on NBC (Thanksgiving Night)

    Brett Favre's name and number will be unveiled on the Ring of Honor during this game.

Week 13: Packers at Lions - 7:25 p.m. on CBS/NFL Network (Thursday Night)

Week 14: Cowboys at Packers - 3:25 p.m. on FOX

Week 15: Packers at Raiders - 3:05 p.m. on FOX

Week 16: Packers at Cardinals - 3:25 p.m. on FOX

Week 17: Vikings vs Packers - 12:00 p.m. on FOX

Via the Packers, here are some quotes from head coach Mike McCarthy on the schedule:

(on opening with a road division game at Chicago)

“Going to Chicago is always a big game. Doing it Week 1 with a new (Bears) coaching staff brings some extra challenges, but we're looking forward to starting off with the oldest rivalry in the National Football League.”

(on following that up with the NFC title game rematch with Seattle for the home opener)

“With the type of football team we had last year, we expected to come out of the gate and play in a number of feature games. That's a great start.”

(on playing four straight division games, beginning in mid-November)

“November-December football is so important, and it's so critical to your success. Division games are clearly the most important games of the year and the toughest games to play in. Four straight will definitely be a challenging part of our schedule.”

(on hosting the Bears on Thanksgiving night)

“I think it's great, and it will be great for our fans, the first time we've had a Thanksgiving night game here at Lambeau Field. I think it will definitely be a special night.”

(on playing consecutive Thursday night games)

“That's a tough stretch going into a short week and coming back on a seven-day week, and they're both division games, too.”

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