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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.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • 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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Jaguars dared Packers to run the ball

Posted Oct 28, 2012

The Packers’ inability to mount a consistent rushing attack left them fighting for a win on Sunday against a team that was expected to be easy prey.

“We came in to be a little more balanced. We hit that but the efficiency wasn’t there,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said of a running game that got 26 cracks at the line of scrimmage, but produced only 66 yards and a 2.5 yards-per-carry average.

“The run game is not good enough. We’ll be ready for Arizona,” McCarthy vowed.

Green Bay’s run game wasn’t ready for Jacksonville, which brought to Lambeau Field a defensive scheme that flooded the passing lanes and dared the Packers to transfer the ball from quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ hands to those of a weakened stable of running backs.

“You have to give them credit. They played their scheme. They brought pressure (blitzes) a couple of times. Stop the run with six in the box. Mission accomplished with them,” Rodgers said.

The Jaguars were able to execute their scheme as a result of the play they got from their defensive line, especially from tackles Tyson Alualu and C.J. Mosley. The Packers kept hammering at the Jaguars interior, but the wall wouldn’t fall.

Rodgers took a couple of sacks early in the game, and that caused McCarthy to abandon the Packers’ no-huddle offense, to slow down the tempo and allow Rodgers to gather himself.

“I got away from that after the hits on the quarterback,” McCarthy said.

The Packers’ ineffectiveness on offense led McCarthy to attempt another one of his special teams trick plays, this one a fake-punt pass attempt by Tim Masthay that fell far from its target and gave the Jaguars prime field position at a critical point in the game.

“Pretty obvious the decision that was made was not the best decision,” McCarthy said.

A stronger running game would allow McCarthy to be more conservative in such tense situations. On a particularly important third-and-one play, running back Alex Green tripped and fell before he could get to the line of scrimmage.

The running game’s failures have left the Packers to primarily attempt passes to convert third-and-one types of plays. It’s put increased pressure on the passing game, which is playing, of course, without star wide receivers Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson.

It also put pressure on the defense to lead the way in this win, and that’s exactly what happened.

“Our defense came out of the locker room in the second half and did a tremendous job. They flew around. Defense definitely picked it up in the third quarter. That’s what good teams do,” McCarthy said.

Some would say good teams also run the ball productively, especially against a Jaguars team that was 29th in the league against the run coming into the game, and was daring the Packers to run it.

“We’re 5-3 and right in the mix,” Rodgers said, and that’s no less the truth, but it would have a much better sound to it if the Packers could find a running game.

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