Monday, March 31, 2008

Pack to kick off Monday Night Football

With or without Brett Favre this coming season, the Packers still command attention. The NFL announced today that the Pack will begin the 2008 season against the Minnesota ViQueens at Lambeau Field. It will be the first game of the opening weekend's Monday Night Football doubleheader, with kickoff set for 6 p.m. Central on September 8. The second game will have Denver playing at Oakland. This will be the Packers' 16th straight season on Monday Night Football, the NFC's longest streak; only Denver has a longer consecutive streak on MNF, 17 with the upcoming game at Oakland.

This could really be a good start to the season. It's the fourth time the Pack have opened on Monday night, and they are 3-0 in their other opening appearances, while being 25-25-1 overall on Monday night. It could also provide the Pack a perfect opportunity to retire Brett's number, but that decision won't be made until after the entire schedule is announced sometime in April.