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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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Win over Cardinals positions Packers for grind

Posted Nov 4, 2012

The Green Bay Packers welcomed the arrival of their much-needed bye week with a 31-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals, but Head Coach Mike McCarthy was already turning his thoughts ahead to the Detroit Lions.

“Six and three is the position we’re in,” McCarthy said of the Packers’ record at the bye. “That’s the last thing I told the team. I think it’s time to take a step back and look at how we got to 6-3, and then commit. It’s a time to get healthy and get ready for the grind, and the grind begins in Detroit.”

That game in Detroit on Nov. 18 will kick off the stretch run for the Packers, a seven-game schedule that will include five games against NFC North opponents. They are five games that will decide the Packers’ fate in 2012, as the Packers try to close the gap on the division-leading Chicago Bears, 7-1.

 Battered and depleted, the Packers bowed their neck and positioned themselves for a second-half-of-the-season run by swamping the visitors from the desert with a trio of first-half touchdown passes by Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers, despite claiming to have been off his game, pitched another touchdown pass in the second half, giving him 25 for the season.

“Very commanding victory for us. I’m proud of the football team for the way they battled through injuries,” Mike McCarthy said.

The Packers’ injury reported lengthened on Sunday when Jordy Nelson, who was in his comeback game from a hamstring injury that idled him the previous week, sustained an ankle sprain early in the game and did not return to action. The Packers also lost right tackle Bryan Bulaga (hip) and linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring) to injuries.

The critical moment in the game occurred late in the third quarter, with the Packers leading 24-14 and the Cardinals facing third-and-one from the Packers 2-yard line. That’s when Packers rookie defensive lineman Mike Daniels stopped running back LaRod Stephens-Howling for a one-yard loss that forced a field goal.

If that didn’t kill the Cardinals’ momentum, the next play from scrimmage did. Rodgers completed a short pass to reserve tight end Tom Crabtree, who beat the Cardinals to the end zone for a 72-yard, catch-and-run touchdown that erased any doubt as to what the outcome of the game would be.

“It’s time to evaluate, step back and clean things up heading to Detroit and the third quarter (of the schedule),” McCarthy said, emphasizing his Detroit theme.

The Packers hope they’ll be able to take a healthy team to Detroit. They will certainly be taking with them one of the bright new stars in the game, Randall Cobb, who turned 12 touches into 208 yards on Sunday.

Cobb caught touchdown passes of 13 and 21 yards in the first half. He rushed from scrimmage three times for 29 yards, returned a kickoff 44 yards and a punt 28. He is the Packers’ do-it-all guy, and his impact has increased weekly, especially while the Packers have been forced to play without Nelson and Greg Jennings.

“Randall Cobb is a playmaker. That’s how we view him. Playmakers need the ball in their hands. He played injured today, which tells you a little bit about him,” McCarthy said. Cobb was playing with a shoulder hurt.

The Packers might even be taking with them to Detroit a running game, which came to life for 176 yards against the Cardinals. Rodgers scrambled for 33 of those yards, but running backs James Starks (61) and Alex Green (53) combined for 114 yards, and that’s a significant improvement over the 62 yards for which the two men combined in the previous game.

“I was pleased with the rushing effort today. That’s the way you want to run the ball,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy was complimentary of just about everything his team did, except for Rodgers’ daring recovery of a fumble.

“I’m not a fan of it. It scared the hell out of me. He plays the game the way it should be played. I get paid to worry,” McCarthy said.

Now it’s time to “worry” about what the Packers have to do to make it into the postseason. Ten wins will usually get a team into the playoffs.

“Division games are the most important games,” McCarthy said.

Clearly, then, the most important part of the season is dead ahead, after a short break.

“They got some extra time off. It’s well deserved,” McCarthy said.

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