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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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Randall Cobb hitting full speed in a hurry

Posted Dec 31, 2013

Star receiver was only supposed to play 15 snaps or so in first game back

WR Randall Cobb

GREEN BAY—Randall Cobb played more snaps in his first game back on Sunday than planned, and that bodes well for him being able to play a significant role on offense in the playoffs.

Cobb, who missed 10 games with a leg injury, didn’t enter the game in Chicago until the second quarter but played the majority of the offensive snaps thereafter. He only had two passes thrown his way, but both went for touchdowns, including the game-winner from 48 yards on fourth down.

“Going in we said if we can get him 15 or so snaps, that would be great,” Offensive Coordinator Tom Clements said on Tuesday. “He played more and he felt fine, so I’m sure that’s good for his confidence. He didn’t have a problem playing the extended number of plays, so that’s good.”

Cobb’s return to closer to a full-time role as the slot receiver will allow Jordy Nelson to remain outside most of the time. Nelson had lined up often in the slot in Cobb’s absence, but he’s most dangerous along the boundary, and it’s probably not a coincidence that he had his best game of the season (10 catches, 161 yards) when Cobb returned.

Meanwhile, Cobb is the Packers’ toughest matchup in the slot due to his burst and quickness in tight spaces. He had seven catches for 108 yards and a TD in Week 1 against the 49ers, who visit Lambeau Field on Sunday.

“He’s dangerous with the ball in his hands,” Clements said. “If you can get him the ball, he has a chance to make big plays out of short gains. Not that Jordy can’t, but obviously Randall is a little smaller. He’s used to being a punt returner and a kick returner, running in traffic and making guys miss. That’s where he excels.”

The Packers offense has excelled when the starting five on the offensive line can remain intact, and when running backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks can work as a 1-2 punch.

The offense experienced more fits and starts when it had to shuffle its linemen due to injuries through the middle portion of the season, but the regular starting five stayed together through December, which will help heading into a matchup with San Francisco’s renowned front seven.

“It’s difficult to keep plugging guys in,” Clements said. “Hopefully we’ll be at our best.”

The running game is the best it’s been in any of the matchups with the 49ers over the last two seasons, with Lacy and Starks combining for 282 yards and three TDs over the last two games.

While Lacy continues to battle a bum ankle, Starks is coming off his best outing since filling in for a concussed Lacy in Week 2. Against the Bears, Starks ran 11 times for 81 yards, including a 41-yard jaunt that was his longest of the season.

“When he’s gotten his opportunities, he’s been very productive,” Clements said. “He’s run very hard. He’s fresh and anxious when he gets in there, and he’s done an outstanding job.”

Special Teams Coordinator Shawn Slocum’s coverage units began the final month of the regular season with two strong games but have leaked some big returns in the past two weeks.

After the Falcons and Cowboys didn’t have a punt return longer than eight yards or a kickoff return longer than 26, Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown brought back a punt 41 yards, Emmanuel Sanders returned a kickoff 46 yards, and Chicago’s Devin Hester popped a 39-yard kickoff return and a 49-yard punt return.

 “I think we’ve got a real challenge to play consistent football,” Slocum said. “It’s about 11 guys being efficient and doing their job. We’ve had times where we’ve played really well.”

San Francisco’s primary return man now is former Oregon running back and speedster LaMichael James, who didn’t play against the Packers in Week 1 but did in the playoffs last year.

“We faced three guys in two weeks that are dynamic returners and we didn’t play exactly right, and you have to do it that way,” Slocum said. “You have to play right against those kind of players or they’ll burn you.”

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