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  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     
  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

     

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Packers-Jaguars press box notes

Posted Oct 28, 2012

PACKERS RETURN HOME TO HOST THE JAGUARS

  • Following three straight games and nearly a month away from Lambeau Field, Green Bay (4-3) returns home to host the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5) today for the second time ever, with 2004 being the lone other meeting between the clubs in Green Bay.
  • Today’s contest is Green Bay’s first noon kickoff at Lambeau Field this season, one of four noon games at home on the schedule (final two subject to flexible scheduling).
  • The Packers closed out their three-game road trip, the first time they had played three consecutive regular-season contests away from home since 1998, with a 30-20 win over St. Louis last Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. It was the Rams’ first loss at home this season.
  • This will be the fifth meeting all-time between Green Bay and Jacksonville, with the clubs splitting the first four games. The teams last squared off on Dec. 14, 2008, in Jacksonville, a game the Jaguars won, 20-16.
  • For the Packers, this is the third game in four weeks against a team from the AFC South (Indianapolis in Week 5 and Houston in Week 6). Green Bay hosts the other AFC South club, Tennessee, in Week 15.
  • Green Bay enters today’s contest having won four of its last six regular-season games against teams from the AFC.
  • The Packers have won 21 of their last 25 regular-season games overall (.840), the best record in the league over that span.
  • It marks the third 21-4 stretch of Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s tenure (also Oct. 24, 2010-Dec. 25, 2011; Oct. 31, 2010-Jan. 1, 2012). The Packers’ best 25-game stretch prior to those was a 22-3 mark from Nov. 24, 1996-Sept. 27, 1998.
  • Green Bay stays home to host the Arizona Cardinals next Sunday. This upcoming two-game home stretch marks the Packers’ only contests at Lambeau Field over an eight-week period (Weeks 5-12). Green Bay closes out its season with three of five games at home.

 
HOME COOKING

  • The Packers enter today’s game with the Jaguars having won 15 of their last 16 and 21 of their last 23 games at Lambeau Field in the regular season.
  • Green Bay’s .913 winning percentage (21-2) at home since Week 10 of 2009 ranks No. 2 in the league over that span behind only Baltimore’s .917 mark (22-2).
  • With their loss to San Francisco in the 2012 season opener, the Packers’ 13-game regular-season home winning streak came to an end. It is tied for the fourth-longest streak in franchise history (25 games, 1995-98; 20 games, 1929-32; 14 games, 1923-26).
  • Green Bay’s 21-3 mark at home from 2009-11 was the best by the club over a three-year span since it posted the same mark from 2000-02.
  • The Packers have averaged 31.7 points per game at home since 2009, No. 1 in the league over that span. Green Bay has posted 30-plus points in 13 of 27 home games since ’09 and eight 40-point games.
  • The defense has done its part as well at home since 2009, generating 69 turnovers at Lambeau Field. With Green Bay’s offense posting only 29 giveaways over that span, the Packers have a plus-40 turnover ratio at home, No. 1 in the league since ’09.


WHAT TO WATCH FOR

  • Green Bay has posted at least 300 yards of offense in 22 of its last 23 regular-season games, tied with New England for the most in the NFL since 2011.
  • The Packers rank No. 1 in the league in red-zone efficiency this season, scoring TDs on 76.2 percent (16 of 21) of their opportunities. Over the past four games, Green Bay has scored TDs on 12 of 14 trips inside the 20 (85.7 percent).
  • Green Bay has scored 127 points over its past four games, a 31.8-point average that ranks No. 3 in the league over that span.
  • The Packers have not posted a giveaway in two straight games. Green Bay is tied for No. 1 in the league with just six giveaways this season.
  • Green Bay has either won the takeaway battle or come out even in 23 of its last 25 regular-season games.
  • Entering Week 8, the Packers lead the league in sacks (24) and sack yardage (158).
  • Green Bay has not allowed its opponents to score on an opening possession this season, one of only two teams in the league (Chicago) to do so.
  • By appearing in today’s contest, WR Donald Driver will join QB Brett Favre (255) as the only players in franchise history to play in 200 regular-season games. Driver would become the 22nd wide receiver in league annals to play in 200 games.
  • Driver would become the third Packer to reach the 200-game mark this season, joining DB Charles Woodson (Week 1) and C Jeff Saturday (Week 3). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time a trio of teammates appeared in their 200th career game in the same season was in 2002 when the Kansas City Chiefs had three players reach the milestone (P Dan Stryzinski, LB Marvcus Patton and CB Ray Crockett).
  • QB Aaron Rodgers needs to throw two touchdown passes to surpass QB Bart Starr (152 career TD passes) for the No. 2 spot in franchise history.
  • Rodgers has thrown a TD pass in 32 consecutive regular-season games at Lambeau Field, a team record (previous mark was 25 by Favre from 1992-96). Rodgers’ home streak is the longest since Dolphins QB Dan Marino (39 games, 1983-88).
  • Over his last four games, Rodgers has thrown for 1,234 yards and 16 TDs with two INTs on 105-of-147 passing (71.4 percent) for a 127.2 passer rating. The 16 TD passes are a team record over a four-game span, topping the previous mark of 14 held by Rodgers (twice in 2011) and Favre (1995).
  • WR Jordy Nelson has 17 catches for 243 yards (14.3 avg.) and four TDs over his last two games. Nelson leads the league with 14 TD catches at home since 2011 and ranks No. 2 in the NFL in receiving yards at home since 2011 with 1,057 (Giants WR Victor Cruz, 1,176).
  • WR James Jones is tied for the NFL lead (Cruz, Bengals WR A.J. Green) with seven TD grabs this season, which already matches his career high (2011).
  • LB Clay Matthews, who ranks No. 2 in the NFL with nine sacks this season, needs one more for the third 10-sack season of his career (2009-10).
  • CB Casey Hayward has recorded four interceptions over the past three games, the first Green Bay rookie to post four INTs over a three-game span since S Tom Flynn did so in 1984. Hayward is tied for the league lead with the four INTs, which is also the most by a Packers rookie in a season since Mike McKenzie recorded six in 1999.
  • Hayward has posted an interception in each of the last three games. The last Packer to register an INT in four straight games was S Nick Collins in 2009.


TODAY’S CAPTAINS

  • As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.  
  • Today’s captains will be WR James Jones (offense), LB Erik Walden (defense) and LS Brett Goode (special teams). 

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WEARING THE STRIPES

  • Today’s officiating crew includes referee Carl Cheffers (51), umpire Undrey Wash (96), head linesman Kent Payne (79), line judge Tom Symonette (100), field judge Jimmy Buchanan (86), side judge Laird Hayes (125) and back judge Todd Prukop (30).
 
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