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    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.

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  • 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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Cardinals rugged pre-bye foe

Posted Nov 1, 2012


When Mike McCarthy made the following comment on Wednesday – “I think we’ve made the mistake of maybe looking forward to the bye week in the past. We’re not going to make that mistake this week.” – the media immediately wanted to know exactly when in the past that mistake was made.

I thought to myself: How is he going to avoid telling us it was last week?

That’s my opinion. I think the Green Bay Packers might’ve been suffering from a case of looking ahead to the bye week, when they struggled to put away a one-win Jaguars team that was missing its star running back and both starting cornerbacks.

The Packers are a battle-fatigued team. It’s a team that desperately needs a rest, which it will get next week. First, however, it has one more mile to go, and the final mile of their journey to the bye week might be as physically demanding a test as this team has faced since its opener against the 49ers.

Don’t be fooled by the Arizona Cardinals’ four-game losing streak. Don’t be lulled to sleep by their No. 31 ranking on offense, or by the egg they laid on Monday night against the 49ers. The Cardinals are the worst kind of team to play right before a bye, especially for a banged-up team needing a rest. The Cardinals are the kind of team that knocks you around.

Larry Fitzgerald might be the face of that franchise, but he’s not its calling card. Defense is the Cardinals’ signature, and players such as Darnell Dockett, Daryl Washington, Calais Campbell and Patrick Peterson are the faces of that defense.

The visitors from the desert own the league’s No. 6 overall defense and No. 4 pass defense. It is their No. 1 ranking in sacks per pass play, however, that really distinguishes them. Out of their 3-4, the Cardinals send a lot of young speed at the quarterback.

Should the Packers find a way to get to 6-3 on Sunday, it surely would be a bye week to celebrate. Arizona is not a team to take lightly, because it hits hard.

Here are 10 things the Packers have to do to beat the Cardinals.

1. Protect Aaron RodgersAgainst a defense tied for the sacks lead (26), victory on Sunday hinges on the Packers’ ability to protect its quarterback.

2. Match their desperation—At 4-4, the Cardinals are nearing the edge of the playoffs cliff. Call it a promise or a warning, but Daryn Colledge guaranteed the Cardinals would be all in for this one.

3. Avoid Patrick Peterson—Try William Gay. It worked in Super Bowl XLV.

4. Run the ball—The Cardinals are 21st against the run. Run defense is not their strength, and an effective running game is always the best way to protect the quarterback.

5. Force turnovers—Quarterback John Skelton is struggling.

6. Focus on Fitzgerald—He’s still their star. He’s the guy that can beat you on offense.

7. Stay away from the heaters—The Cardinals won’t.

8. Beware of tricks—Ken Whisenhunt likes to use Peterson in creative ways on offense.

9. Catch the ball—Drops are a problem that must go away.

10. Smell the bye—And use it as motivation. It won’t smell good coming off a loss.

Additional coverage - Nov. 1

 
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