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18-game NBC slate includes Favre's potential return to Lambeau

The 2010 schedule has been released, and as we recently reported our friends at NBC have increased their workload from 17 games to 18.

The NBC prime-time slate begins on September 9, with the Vikings at the Saints.

Three nights later, Donovan McNabb makes his debut in D.C. as the Redskins host the Cowboys.

On September 19, the Manning Bowl returns to NBC, with the Giants visiting the Colts.

On September 26, the Jets and Jason Taylor return to Miami, for a game against the Dolphins.

On October 3, the Bears travel to the new Meadowlands Stadium, for a game against the Giants.

On October 10, Philly flies to San Fran.

On October 17, McNabb hosts the Manning not named Eli, when the Colts and Peyton come to town.

October 24 features the Vikings (and presumably Brett Favre) returning to Lambeau Field.

Seven nights later, the NFL sticks it to baseball, with Steelers at Saints taking on the Fall Classic.

On November 7, the Cowboys face the Packers at Lambeau.

On November 14, the Steelers host the Patriots.

On November 21, the first flex weekend, Giants at Eagles is penciled in as the tentative game.

For November 28, the Chargers and the Colts will get together in Indy, barring a flex.

On December 5, Steelers at Ravens is on the docket.

December 12, the McNabb-less Eagles go to Dallas.

On December 19, the Packers head to New England.

On the second day of Christmas, Shawne Merriman can give Chad Ochocinco two black eyes when the Bengals host the Chargers.

For Week 17, there’s no game scheduled in advance.  It’ll be picked upon the conclusion of Week 16, at the latest.

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23 Responses to “18-game NBC slate includes Favre's potential return to Lambeau”
  1. PackFaninPackLand says: Apr 20, 2010 7:19 PM

    Gee, what a shocker that NBC wants to make tens of extra millions of dollars by having the most watched game of the regular season on their network !

  2. WasswaSerwanga says: Apr 20, 2010 7:21 PM

    Three sunday nighters for the pack.

  3. csmith_apd50 says: Apr 20, 2010 7:26 PM

    how can they not have a MNF game in lambeau????????????

  4. SpartaChris says: Apr 20, 2010 7:27 PM

    The NFL bends over for Favre again- out of Minnesota’s last 7 games, 5 are to be played in domes.

  5. Fan of Football says: Apr 20, 2010 7:37 PM

    Favre OWNS the Packers.

  6. se18a29 says: Apr 20, 2010 7:38 PM

    WasswaSerwanga says:
    April 20, 2010 7:21 PM
    Three sunday nighters for the pack.
    And three losses… lol lol lol lol

  7. Fan of Football says: Apr 20, 2010 7:41 PM

    What a slap in the face to the Packers, they only got 1 Monday night game. Even the pitiful Bears got 2 Monday night games. OUCH! lol, Nobody respects the Ted Thompson Packers anymore.

  8. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Apr 20, 2010 7:46 PM

    Fan of Football says:
    April 20, 2010 7:37 PM
    Favre OWNS the Packers.
    *****************
    Remember Favre’s last throw for the Vikings? That was awesome. What a tease.
    This is not Detriot, man! This is the Super Bowl!

  9. se18a29 says: Apr 20, 2010 7:47 PM

    SpartaChris says:
    April 20, 2010 7:27 PM
    The NFL bends over for Favre again- out of Minnesota’s last 7 games, 5 are to be played in domes.
    Ahhhh… too bad!

  10. Old_Style says: Apr 20, 2010 7:50 PM

    Actually Fan, The Packers are the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team in the United States.
    Why would Favre own the Packers? He plays for the vikings now.

  11. kishcollageit says: Apr 20, 2010 7:59 PM

    The game will be called “Media Whores”

  12. mr.bozojones says: Apr 20, 2010 8:02 PM

    The season sets up perfect for Favre. The Vikes open in New Orleans. He’ll take the 2 hour drive from Hattiesburg to the Superdome and join the team. Screw training camp and the preseason, he’ll join them on Wed. in time to play on Thursday night.

  13. LBPACKFAN says: Apr 20, 2010 8:09 PM

    Fan of Football –
    Favre OWNS the Vikings and runs the show. God that organization is truly pitiful.

  14. Michael says: Apr 20, 2010 8:11 PM

    Who cares if the Packers got only one MNF game! The MNF game is a “B” game to SNF. Then MNF game each week hasn’t been that great ever since NBC SNF took over Prime Time on Sunday night!

  15. csmith_apd50 says: Apr 20, 2010 8:29 PM

    this isnt detroit man….this is the superbowl!

  16. Wallyhorse says: Apr 20, 2010 8:38 PM

    Sounds like NBC-Universal Chairman Jeff Zucker demanded the extra game (on Sunday 10/31) and the Vikings opener. Given Zucker’s reputation going back to when he was NBC Entertainment Head, it would not surprise me if he specifically demanded that.

  17. Fire Ted says: Apr 20, 2010 9:51 PM

    Frankly, as a Packers fan, I don’t relish the MNF game like I used to…go back to 1993 when Packers fans had been waiting YEARS to see a MNF game and what happened? KC beat the tar out of the Packers. There have been some great wins on MNF during the Packers’ resurgence, but more often than not, heartache. Many Packers fans would say the cornerstone of the GBP revival in 1993 was a SUNDAY night win on TNT over Denver…I’ll take Sundays with a smile, thanks.

  18. chickenragnarpartdeux says: Apr 20, 2010 10:12 PM

    LBPACKFAN says:
    April 20, 2010 8:09 PM
    Fan of Football –
    Favre OWNS the Vikings and runs the show. God that organization is truly pitiful.
    =========================
    Jesus, STFU you whiny lil bitch.
    You have officially become as bad as Bob and JImmy.
    If the organization is that pitiful, what’s that make the pack?
    0-2 against the Vikes and 2nd place 2 years running……

  19. Johnnyb612 says: Apr 20, 2010 10:28 PM

    Monday night football is now on cable. Much more of the country will get to see the Packers in the Sunday night slot. And yeah, the NFL is kissing Brett Favres ass by scheduling him inside for the winter. I suspect they are trying to persuade him to come back since he’s been such a pussy for the greater half of the last decade.

  20. Steeleheader says: Apr 20, 2010 11:00 PM

    Yawn. Tired of the drama. Tired of phone calls with coach and Wrangler jeans in your locker and all the “when I’m not there here’s something to keep you remembering me” stuff. The Hall of Fame will remember you Bret. I think the first 3 weeks will define the glide path of success and useless power rankings and predictions. I think, if Bret does go back to MN (after more circus level drama and skipping everything), he may be out by week 4. I have mixed feelings about him. Last year, I really enjoyed the “I can still do it” attitude, his success, the NFL marketing machine promoting it, and the NFL enjoying the exposure (as a no cost ‘residual’ – I say this because if he got seriously hurt it would have been a huge negative to the game) – BUT the NFC in 2010 looks like a blood bath waiting to happen. I wonder if he can take the real punishment anymore.
    As a football (any and all leagues and ages) fan, most of the NFC matchups will be great games to watch or go to no matter who you are rooting for. AFC – no clue what to watch.
    Signed,
    Regurgitating life long Bear fan

  21. bluestree says: Apr 21, 2010 9:00 AM

    Steeleheader says:
    April 20, 2010 11:00 PM
    Yawn. Tired of the drama. Tired of phone calls with coach and Wrangler jeans in your locker and all the “when I’m not there here’s something to keep you remembering me” stuff.
    ———————————–
    I’m sure you’re not the only one. Every team on the Vikings schedule has some pass rushers licking their chops. Like Julius Peppers. This year it’s not going to be “eight in the box” all year, it’s going to be “pound the old man”. Get ready for lot’s of stills of Brent’s bruised backside. Of course, the way the league kisses his ass, he may be the first qb allowed to wear the red jersey during games.
    Yeah, Peppers is thinking about making BigMac his bitch, spinning him like a top, and then it’s “pants on the ground”.
    `

  22. Bob Nelson says: Apr 21, 2010 9:52 AM

    NBC knows what teams bring in the ratings.
    That’s why they really love putting the Packers on Sunday Night Football.
    Their World Wide following sure adds to the audience.

  23. gallogj says: Apr 21, 2010 12:05 PM

    Excuse me for pointing out the obvious…but doesn’t Ochocinco already have two black eyes?
    Jeesh…Florio…king of the obvious! Next you can point out that grass is green and water is clear…I’m sure there’s some readers out there that might not know that!

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