Thursday, April 03, 2008

Preseason schedule set

The NFL announced today that the Packers will open their preseason schedule with a Monday Night Football game from Lambeau Field, hosting the Cincinnati Bengals on August 11. This will be the 48th annual Bishop's Charities Game, a charitable game initiated in 1961 by Vince Lombardi and the Diocese of Green Bay that has raised more than $3.4 million. Week 2 will see the Pack take on the 49ers, Week 3 will have the Pack at Denver, and the final preseason game will be the Midwest Shrine charity game at Lambeau versus the Titans. This will be the 59th annual Upper Midwest Shrine Game, which began in 1950 and has raised more than $3.1 million for the Midwest Shrine's burn centers and hospitals for crippled children. Other than the 7 p.m. start time for the game versus the Bengals, dates and times for the other games are still to be announced.