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  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    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.


  • 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.


Mike Spofford

Mike Spofford has worked as a sportswriter in Wisconsin since 1995 and has been a packers.com staff writer since 2006. He has covered the Packers' last two Super Bowl appearances, XXXII and XLV.


Newhouse ready for round two against Allen

Posted Nov 10, 2011

For Marshall Newhouse, this time the opponent is just Jared Allen.

Three weeks ago, Newhouse also had to deal with the ear-splitting noise of an indoor crowd and the fast track of the Metrodome’s artificial surface, as he was assigned to block the NFL’s premier pass-rusher.

Allen got two sacks in that game and was in the backfield disrupting plays on other occasions, as well. In the rematch on Monday night, Newhouse will be within the friendly confines of Lambeau Field, though he’s not counting on that making Allen any less of a force to deal with.

“Being home there’s always a little comfort, but as soon as you let that dictate how you prepare and how you approach the game, you’re probably behind already,” Newhouse said. “Even though we’re at home, he’s going to bring it, and I’ve got to bring mine.”

Newhouse was making just his second start at left tackle and his fourth start as a pro back on Oct. 23 in Minneapolis. That’s worth noting, within the context of Allen’s history against the Packers.

Since coming from Kansas City to Minnesota in 2008, Allen has 11½ sacks in seven games against Green Bay, but 9½ of those have come against left tackles seeing him for the first time. Daryn Colledge and T.J. Lang filled in for injured veteran Chad Clifton in the two games in 2009, and Newhouse did so this year. In the other four games, Allen faced Clifton – the two having previously gone head-to-head in 2007 when the Packers played the Chiefs – and posted just two sacks, getting shut out twice.

Newhouse isn’t about to morph into Clifton overnight just because he got to battle Allen once, but having some experience against him can only help.

“There’s always a difference between watching film and the real thing on the field, and getting the speed for it,” Newhouse said. “It will definitely help having played him once, but you can’t hang your hat on that alone. You have to bring it all. The run game, pass game, the mental part, it’s all got to come.”

Allen has been as tough to handle as any pass-rusher in the league this season. His 12½ sacks through eight games lead the NFL, and he has not been held sackless in any game this season. He had one-half sack in Minnesota’s opener in San Diego, and he has posted at least one full sack in every game since, with four multi-sack games.

He has reached double digits in sacks each of his four seasons in Minnesota and, with 12½ this year, he’s only two short of his Vikings high and three shy of his career high, set in 2007.

“I think Jared Allen is clearly playing his best football, and he’s had some big-time years over there,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “This stretch that he’s on in these first eight games is very impressive. He’s very technical in everything he does. He has a great motor.”

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Allen is playing as well as any defensive end out there, and he hinted the offensive scheme won’t be leaving Newhouse alone on an island with Allen more than it has to.

“He’s not going to be alone,” Rodgers said. “We’re going to make sure we get a presence over there and make sure we find ways to slow him down a little bit, change the rush angles on him. He’s a great player and he’s going to be coming all game.”

Allen’s impact plays clearly fuel Minnesota’s defense. Three weeks ago, in addition to the two sacks, he was involved three times in stopping a running play at or behind the line of scrimmage, and whenever he made an impact play, that series ended for Green Bay’s offense, either via punt or field-goal attempt.

“He gives great effort, has a very high motor, and you can’t relax for one second,” Newhouse said. “He takes advantage of guys who do.”

Just one of many lessons Newhouse can apply in round two.

“He has a game under his belt on their turf,” McCarthy said. “That’s a challenge and that’s experience he can draw from. We look for Marshall to perform well Monday night.”

Injury update: Defensive end Mike Neal returned to practice on Thursday for the first time since injuring his knee back in training camp. Neal was a limited participant in the workout, doing mostly individual drills, and McCarthy did not give any indication of a timetable for a possible return to game action.

“The report from (head trainer) Pepper Burruss is everything went fine today,” McCarthy said. “He’s off to a good start.”

Outside linebacker Clay Matthews missed practice and is now listed on the injury report with a knee injury, but McCarthy said he expects him back on the practice field on Friday, either as a limited or full participant.

Matthews told reporters he feels fine and would play on Monday.

Additional coverage - Nov. 10

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