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Partial NFC North preseason schedule

4/4/2012

I can only assume you've been waiting all day for the partial announcement of the NFL's preseason schedule. We have specific dates for nationally televised games and approximations for the rest, as you'll see below. Congratulations to the backups of the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, all of whom will get an opportunity to scrimmage on national television this summer.

Chicago Bears

Week 1: Denver Broncos at Soldier Field

Week 2: Washington Redskins at Soldier Field

Week 3: at New York Giants (Aug. 24 on CBS)

Week 4: at Cleveland Browns

Detroit Lions

Week 1: Cleveland Browns at Ford Field

Week 2: at Baltimore Ravens (Aug. 17 on FOX)

Week 3: at Oakland Raiders

Week 4: Buffalo Bills at Ford Field

Green Bay Packers

Week 1:
at San Diego Chargers (Aug. 9 on ESPN)

Week 2: Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field

Week 3: at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 4: Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau Field

Minnesota Vikings

Week 1:
at San Francisco 49ers|

Week 2: Buffalo Bills at the Metrodome

Week 3: San Diego Chargers at the Metrodome

Week 4: at Houston Texans