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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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Aaron Rodgers must practice to play on Thursday

Posted Nov 25, 2013

Packers head coach focused on preparing Flynn, Tolzien for Lions game


GREEN BAY—Mike McCarthy said on Monday that quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ chances of playing in Detroit on Thanksgiving are “slim to none,” and he declined to announce whether Matt Flynn or Scott Tolzien would start if Rodgers does indeed miss another game.

“He’s got to practice,” McCarthy said of Rodgers, who broke his collarbone on Nov. 4. “There are some physical rehab hurdles he has to get through that he hasn’t reached yet. It would be a huge stretch for him to play in this game.”

Due to playing a full overtime period on Sunday, McCarthy has adjusted the team’s practice schedule for this week, scaling back the work scheduled for Tuesday and moving more to Wednesday. Given that, he said Rodgers would have to practice on Wednesday for him to play against the Lions.

As for the backups, McCarthy said the plan is to prepare both of them so as a play-caller he doesn’t keep running into situations like Sunday, when he was calling plays for Flynn that the quarterback had never practiced.

If McCarthy is leaning one way, it would seem to be toward Flynn in a game the Packers (5-5-1) need to win to avoid falling 1½ games behind the Lions (6-5) for first place in the division.

He credited Flynn, the coaching staff and everyone involved for making things work in difficult circumstances on Sunday, using a no-huddle offense that hadn’t been practiced to rally from 16 points down in the fourth quarter and force overtime. The offense “needed a spark,” and Flynn gave it that.

“Matt played very well,” McCarthy said. “He deserves a start. I like the way Scott has grown. Those are the things we’re talking about.

“We’re taking a hard look at our preparation. Who has the ball at the beginning of the game, we’ll let you know down the line.”

Of equal if not greater concern to McCarthy heading into Thursday’s NFC North showdown is the run defense, which was gashed for a combined 237 yards by Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart.

Ranked near the top of the league against the run a month ago, the Packers have given up at least 170 yards rushing in three of their last four games.

“When you’re in eight-man-front football, you need to stop the run,” McCarthy said. “They had over 200 yards.”

The ability of Peterson and Gerhart to keep runs alive by bouncing to the outside and off tacklers was particularly disheartening when the coaching staff reviewed the film.

“Time and time again, we had excellent leverage, but then we don’t complete the play,” McCarthy said. “They have two excellent runners that extended runs, and that’s the part you have to win. When you create leverage and fit in run defense, that’s where the play starts, that’s not where it ends. We just didn’t do a good job finishing.”

McCarthy admitted he thought about trying to finish the game on the first overtime possession with two more Eddie Lacy runs down near the goal line. With the new overtime rules, a touchdown on the opening possession would have ended the game, which a field goal didn’t.

But McCarthy decided to take one shot at the end zone on third-and-goal from the 2, and when that failed, he wasn’t going to risk not getting any points out of the 77-yard drive.

“I thought about running it on third and fourth down, based on where the ball was,” he said. “I thought Eddie was doing a heck of a job, and I definitely thought about putting it in his hand.

“If I had been in a four-down mindset, I would have run the ball on third down.”

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