2003 opponents a little tougher

Green Bay's 2003 opponents have been determined, and the Packers will have a slightly more challenging schedule than they did in 2002.<p>

Last year, Green Bay's opponents finished with a combined 115.5-140.5 record (.451). It was the lowest opponents' winning percentage in the NFL. Cincinnati's opponents had the highest winning percentage at .537 (137.5-118.5). The Bengals had the worst record in the NFL at 2-14.

Green Bay's opponents for 2003 finished with a combined record of 102-106 (.490) in 2002. The Packers will play four playoff teams, including road games at Tampa Bay and Oakland.

Here are the Packers' opponents for 2003:

Home - Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Kansas City, Philadelphia.

Away - Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, Arizona, St. Louis, Oakland, San Diego, Tampa Bay.

The NFL will release the dates and times for each game when the schedule is announced in April. Under the league's new scheduling system, all but two opponents have been determined for each season through 2009.

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