The Green Bay Packers will start 2013 against the team that ended their last season.
The NFL unveiled the schedule Thursday, pitting the Packers against the 49ers in San Francisco, Sept. 8. The NFC champion 49ers beat the Packers in the 2012 opener and in the playoffs in January.
Green Bay has one Monday night game, against Chicago, Nov. 4, and three Sunday night contests: at Minnesota, Oct. 27; at the New York Giants, Nov. 17; and against Atlanta, Dec. 8. The Packers will also be Detroit's Thanksgiving Day opponent for the fourth time in seven years.
They host the Lions Oct. 6 and the Vikings Nov. 24 and close the season at the Bears Dec. 29.
Green Bay's bye is Week 4, for games the weekend of Sept. 29.
The Detroit Lions open the 2013 season on Sept. 8 against the Minnesota Vikings, and their schedule also includes a home Monday night game against Super Bowl champion Baltimore.
The Lions host the Ravens on Dec. 16. They'll face the Green Bay Packers in their traditional Thanksgiving game in Detroit.
The Lions made the playoffs two seasons ago but stumbled to a 4-12 record last year.
Detroit's open date occurs at the halfway point of the season, after the Lions have played eight games.
On Sept. 22, Detroit plays at Washington, where the Lions are winless in 21 games.
Detroit's last home game is against the New York Giants on Dec. 22, and the regular-season finale is Dec. 29 at Minnesota.
The Minnesota Vikings will play their final game at the Metrodome against Detroit, Dec. 29.
The NFL schedule was unveiled Thursday. The Vikings will also play the Lions to start the season Sept. 8. They have one Monday night game, at the New York Giants, Oct. 21; one Sunday night against Green Bay, Oct. 27; and one Thursday night against Washington, Nov. 7.
The Vikings play at the Packers Nov. 24 and at Chicago Sept. 15 before hosting the Bears Dec. 1. The home opener is Sept. 22 against Cleveland. One of Minnesota's home games this year is in London, against Pittsburgh, Sept. 29. The Vikings have their bye after that.
They'll face former teammates Percy Harvin and Antoine Winfield in Seattle, Nov. 17.