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    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • 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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    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.

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

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    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.

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    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.

     
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    ‘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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One last look: Super Bowl rematch it’s not

Posted Dec 20, 2013

Packers, Steelers have different rosters from three years ago, different teams from even a month or two ago


GREEN BAY—Judging by the personnel, Sunday’s Packers-Steelers showdown at Lambeau Field is no Super Bowl rematch.

That has nothing to do with the Packers’ quarterback situation, either.

Three years is practically an eternity in the NFL. As far as Green Bay and Pittsburgh are concerned, three years has meant turnover of more than half of each roster from Super Bowl XLV.

The numbers are remarkably similar for the two franchises. Whether that says something about the makeup and philosophies of the two organizations, in addition to the nature of the league in general, is a discussion for another day, but here’s the data:

Of the 53 players on Pittsburgh’s roster for Super Bowl XLV, 20 are on the Steelers’ current 53-man roster. That includes 10 players who started in the Super Bowl (four offense, six defense), two who left Pittsburgh and returned (TE Matt Spaeth, S Will Allen), and four who came off the bench in the Super Bowl and start now.

For Green Bay, 21 players from the Super Bowl roster are on the current 53-man, including 11 Super Bowl starters (five offense, six defense), one who left and came back (QB Matt Flynn), and four Super Bowl reserves who start now (aside from Flynn).

Only one position group of starters for either team remains intact, and that’s Pittsburgh’s secondary of cornerbacks Ike Taylor and William Gay, plus safeties Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark.

“You’re talking about two different teams now,” said Packers guard T.J. Lang, one of those non-starters from three years ago turned current starter. “They’ve got a lot of veteran guys on their team, but each of us have a bunch of young guys who weren’t even here when we played in the Super Bowl.

“This is a new team this year, they’re a new team, and it’s going to be a whole new battle.”

The battle will also be quite different from what it might have been just a month or two ago.

The Steelers have changed significantly in 2013, showing progress as they retool at key positions with youth. They lost their first four games and averaged 18 points per game in their first seven contests. But they’ve won four of their last six to get to 6-8 and stay on the fringe of the AFC playoff race while averaging 28 points per game since the start of November.

The Packers’ biggest change has been more recent, and it’s had to do with the fourth quarters of games.

Even when Aaron Rodgers was starting, the fourth quarter was a trouble spot. The team struggled late in early losses at San Francisco and Cincinnati, and it didn’t finish strong in victories over Washington, Baltimore and Minnesota.

Then after Rodgers’ departure from the lineup, the fourth-quarter collapses were even more pronounced, as the Bears and Eagles both put together clock-killing nine-minute drives to protect leads and the Giants snagged a pick-six with the game still in the balance late.

But Flynn’s emergence has coincided with stronger finishes by the team overall. As he has put together late rallies against the Vikings, Falcons and Cowboys, the defense has come up with three key fourth-quarter turnovers in the last two weeks, plus two additional big stops late against Atlanta.

“You really don’t want to play bad in either half, but if you’re going to play bad in one and good in the other, I’d probably do it the way we did it,” Lang said of the franchise record-tying comeback from a 23-point deficit at Dallas.

“At least give yourself a chance late in the game to win. That’s something we always talk about. The game is 60 minutes for a reason.”

The season is also 16 games for a reason. Its length has provided the Packers enough time to get the help they’ve needed to be in control of their playoff fate, while they’ve also continued to work toward playing a complete game, start to finish.

“It’s very fortunate the way it’s turned out,” receiver Jordy Nelson said. “Now we have the opportunity to control our own destiny, and we need to make the most of it.

“You have to play good football. It’s about quality of play, and everything will take care of itself.”

Additional coverage - Dec. 20

 
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