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  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

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  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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Dom Capers saw resolve in his players’ eyes

Posted Dec 9, 2013

Packers defense reverses the script in 22-21 win over Falcons


GREEN BAY—Something happened in the Packers’ locker room at halftime.

“I really liked the resolve our guys played with,” Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers said of a Packers defense that shut out the Falcons in the second half of the Packers’ 22-21 win on Sunday. “We had the two three-and-outs and then the takeaway, and then the way we closed out the game. It’s kind of the reverse of the way we’ve been all year.”

It would go a long way toward winning a playoff berth if the Packers defense were to be the reverse of what it was in November. It entered the month as the No. 11 defense in the league, No. 4 against the run. It ended the month No. 24 in the league, No. 26 against the run.

What caused the change on Sunday?

“We talked about it at halftime. The first half was over. To give you a reason, I can’t say other than we were controlling down and distance better (in the second half),” Capers said.

Might the change in the Packers defense – and the offense, too – be attributable to the boos the team heard as it left the field at halftime? Was the booing responsible for the new resolve?

Capers said he was unaware of the fans’ reaction, but Head Coach Mike McCarthy referred to it prominently in his postgame address to the media.

“I told them it’s lonely being a warrior,” McCarthy said of his halftime words to his players.

“Maybe we need more,” Capers joked on Monday when asked about the boos. “Looking in their eyes in the locker room, I felt we’d get a good effort coming out.”

That effort would include what Capers termed his defense’s “best tackling performance of the season,” a game after having missed 15 tackles in a dismal loss in Detroit.

“Life in the NFL is five percent what happens to you and 95 percent how you respond to it. There are going to be a lot of bumps in the road. They’re going to make plays,” Capers said.

Offensively, the Packers also saved their best for last. Matt Flynn drove the offense 58 and 68 yards to Mason Crosby field goals that cut the deficit to 21-16, and then Flynn pitched a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Andrew Quarless with 12:01 to play in the game.

“The biggest thing is the entire offense performed better,” Offensive Coordinator Tom Clements said of the difference in his unit’s play on Sunday as compared to on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit when, with 4:17 to play in the game, the Packers had gained but 56 total net yards.

Flynn, of course, is getting the bulk of the credit. He was efficient in passing for 258 yards and a 95.6 passer rating on Sunday. McCarthy also made it sound on Monday as though there’s a strong likelihood Flynn will be the Packers’ starting quarterback in Dallas this week, as Aaron Rodgers has yet to be medically cleared to play.

Special teams were at their best in the most difficult weather conditions of the season. Crosby was good on all three of his field goal attempts, and punter Tim Masthay killed a punt on the Falcons 1-yard line with 44 seconds to play. It was dangerously scooped up and returned to the 9-yard line.

“The ball stopped at the 1-yard line. We did a good job of covering it. Their guy probably thought we had touched it. Both of them had avoided it,” Special Teams Coordinator Shawn Slocum said.

“We did very well managing the weather conditions. The ball was like hitting a rock on a day like that. I thought both of our guys kicked the ball well,” Slocum added.

Additional coverage - Dec. 9

 
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