2011 NFL Schedule: Saints vs. Packers in Week 1 and Other Details

| by Alex Groberman

According to Bob McGinn and Lori Nickel of the Journal Sentinel, the Green Bay Packers will begin the 2011 NFL season playing host to the New Orleans Saints.

The battle between the last two league champions, obviously, will only occur on its scheduled date of September 8 if the league is able to come to an agreement with the players – something that has yet to happen.

If no new collective bargaining agreement is reached, then there will be no games until a time when one is agreed upon.

Also, as reported by Carmen DeFalco of ESPN 1000, the Packers will host the Chicago Bears in a Christmas Day game in December.