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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.


  • 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.

  • Sat., Aug. 09, 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT Packers at Tennessee Titans Packers at Tennessee Titans



Boldin made big plays for 49ers when it counted

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Clay Matthews regrets sideline play that resulted in penalty

San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin runs from Green Bay Packers CB Tramon Williams. VIEW PHOTOS

SAN FRANCISCO – This time at Candlestick Park, it wasn’t a young, rising superstar quarterback who was the toughest customer to handle.

It was a veteran receiver who’s now Colin Kaepernick’s new favorite target.

Anquan Boldin torched the Packers for 13 receptions, 208 yards and a TD in the 49ers’ 34-28 victory on Sunday in the rematch of last January’s NFC divisional playoff. The big, physical pass catcher worked the sideline and the middle, making leaping catches and one-handed grabs as the Green Bay secondary missed cornerback Casey Hayward and safety Morgan Burnett, who were out with injuries.

Tight end Vernon Davis did his share of damage, too, with six catches for 98 yards and two scores, but the Packers knew he’d be a tough matchup. He always is.

To think the 49ers got Boldin for nothing more than a sixth-round draft pick from the Super Bowl champion Ravens. He was the difference.

“Hell of a deal,” cornerback Sam Shields said.

Already having a huge game, Boldin broke the Packers’ back with two clutch plays late in the ballgame.

Two plays after the Packers had taken a 28-24 lead, Boldin found all kinds of space along the right sideline for a 43-yard catch and run, setting up the go-ahead TD with just under six minutes left.

Then, with the Packers needing one more stop with three minutes to go, Kaepernick rolled right and found Boldin for 15 yards to convert a crucial fourth-and-2 that led to a final field goal.

Unlike the playoff game eight months ago, the Packers held the 49ers running game in check (2.6 yards per carry on 34 attempts) and didn’t let Kaepernick beat them with his feet (22 yards rushing). But Boldin was the go-to guy for whom the Packers had no answer.

“They just found holes,” cornerback Tramon Williams said. “They have a quarterback that can extend plays. Those things happen.”

Boldin was responsible for just over half of Kaepernick’s 412 passing yards. The QB’s 129.4 rating was superb and featured numerous explosive plays. Boldin caught three passes for 22 yards each, plus one for 30 before the two big grabs late. Davis added a 20-yard TD and a 37-yard catch.

“We gave up too many big plays,” linebacker Clay Matthews said. “Give the credit to the quarterback, he made plays when he needed to.”

One of the few times Kaepernick tried to run, Matthews took him down with a hard, late hit out of bounds near the goal line that led to a confusing situation after San Francisco left tackle Joe Staley took exception to Matthews’ hit and was called for unsportsmanlike conduct after the play.

They were ruled offsetting fouls, giving San Francisco a replay of third down, which resulted in a TD over the middle to Boldin. But former director of officiating Mike Pereira tweeted the penalties weren’t administered correctly, and it should have been fourth down, with presumably San Francisco kicking a field goal.

Matthews wasn’t aware of that immediately after the game, but he knows had he eased up near the sideline, the whole mess would have been avoided and it would have been fourth down.

“First off, it wasn’t a very smart play,” Matthews said. “I had already committed to hitting the quarterback, and I should have figured he’d step out of bounds. It was nothing personal. I went up to him later and was joking around with him. But not a very smart play.”

Overall, Green Bay’s defense was more formidable than it was in January, with 494 total yards allowed not quite the 579 from the playoff game. The unit kept the Packers in the game through three quarters, getting out of two tough field-position spots in the second quarter and not allowing any points.

But three scoring drives beginning late in the third and into the fourth quarter – two field goals and a touchdown – accounted for more than 200 yards of offense for the 49ers. The defensive effort was better than before, but still not good enough with the rough finish.

“As a defense, I felt like we put it all out there,” said Matthews, who had one of two sacks of Kaepernick and also got him for a big loss on a running play. “You see the emotion of the guys in this room, it’s devastating. We’ll rebound from this and we’ll come back and we’ll remember what this feels like and be stronger.

“We lost. That’s the bottom line, but I am happy with the edge we carried into this game. The defenders who played in this game, we put it out there. We gave up too many big plays, but I feel good about where we’re going and our mentality.”

Additional coverage - Sept. 8

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