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Packers and Raiders to Reportedly Play Preseason Game in Winnipeg

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 20:  Running back Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers come square up against defensive tackle Dan Williams #90 of the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter on December 20, 2015 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California.  The Packers won 30-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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With just a few months until the NFL season begins, every team has their complete schedule for the regular season.

As for the preseason, the Hall of Fame Game is just over two months away, marking the beginning of official NFL competition for the year.

One of those preseason games will be between the Green Bay Packers and the Oakland Raiders, and take place in Winnipeg in Week 3.

The game will be hosted by the Winnipeg Football Club and came after a long attempt to land an NFL exhibition game by the WFC. Originally Canada was supposed to host a preseason game in Regina at Mosaic Stadium, but those plans fell through.

The fallout happened because of what would have been a very short turnaround for the local CFL team, the Roughriders, which then led to interest from Edmonton to host a preseason game. As for Winnipeg, they are scheduled to be on the road the week of the NFL game, the only potential issue would be a Valour FC game, the city's new Canadian Premier League soccer team.

Thankfully, the sides appear to have worked out a date to allow Winnipeg football fans to watch the highest level of the game, with NFL action headed to the area later this summer.