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  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     

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Eagles made the big plays in win over Packers

Posted Nov 10, 2013

B.J. Raji says defense hasn't played to its standard

GREEN BAY—Last week, the problem for the Packers’ defense was allowing too many long, sustained drives.

On Sunday at Lambeau Field, the Eagles added big plays to the equation, and the result was a double whammy defensively in a 27-13 loss to Philadelphia.

Known for their explosion on offense, the Eagles racked up eight plays of 20 yards or more, including three touchdown passes of 55, 45 and 32 yards. Philadelphia then capped the game with a clock-killing, 15-play drive that drained the final 9 minutes, 32 seconds off the clock.

“We haven’t been playing to our standard the last two weeks, particularly today,” defensive lineman B.J. Raji said. “The only people who are going to help us are ourselves.”

The offense also needed the help when down to its third-string quarterback, and that offense was playing from behind all game, mostly thanks to the three long TD throws by Eagles QB Nick Foles.

The first two were actually underthrown passes the Packers should have defended. On the 55-yarder to DeSean Jackson in the first quarter, cornerback Tramon Williams and safety Morgan Burnett were both in position to make the play, and both went up for the deep ball along with Jackson.

With Williams looking to cradle the ball with both arms, it appeared Burnett’s hand deflected the ball off Williams’ facemask, and it deflected into Jackson’s hands for the TD as he landed on his feet and the two Packers went crashing to the ground.

“Fluke plays. It happens in the league,” Williams said. “Two guys competing for the ball, me and Morgan, and it happens, man. It’s unfortunate, but it happens.”

Early in the third quarter, a 45-yard TD to Riley Cooper was the result of the opposite – two Packers defenders not playing the ball, and perhaps not finding it in the sun.

Cooper had a step on cornerback Davon House and safety M.D. Jennings was late getting deep to help. Foles’ pass was so far underthrown that Cooper stopped his route, ran sideways and cut underneath both defenders to make a diving catch while tumbling across the goal line untouched.

The final long TD also went to Cooper, from 32 yards on an inside-out move along the left sideline. Burnett stumbled as Cooper feigned the in-cut and was wide open on the outside.

“He sold his double move,” Burnett said. “I bit on the first move and he sold his route. It was a good throw and catch.”

It was the sixth completion of 20-plus for Foles, who threw for 228 yards and the three TDs on just 12 completions for a 149.3 passer rating. LeSean McCoy added two runs of 20-plus, giving the Eagles 251 of their 415 yards on those eight snaps.

“They had three big plays for touchdowns, and we need to come up and be difference-makers back there – intercept the ball, do a better job getting pressure on the quarterback, and overall I think it could have been different,” said outside linebacker Clay Matthews, who made an uneventful return after a four-game absence, playing with a club on his right hand.

“But that’s how it goes and, hopefully, we’ll right the ship.”

The one glimmer of hope defensively came in the fourth quarter, when Mike Daniels sacked Foles and Williams stripped the ball before Foles was down and recovered it at the Eagles’ 13-yard line. The Packers needed a replay challenge to get the call -- the defense's first turnover in the last three games -- but the offense didn’t take advantage, turning it over on downs with 9:32 left.

The game then ended with an indignity similar to six days prior, when the Bears killed 8:58 off the clock in the fourth quarter. In that game, the Packers didn’t get the ball back until the final minute. This time, the Eagles did the Bears 34 seconds better and never gave it back.

“As a defense, the last couple of weeks for sure we haven’t been accountable to our offense and haven’t really helped them out,” linebacker A.J. Hawk said. “They’ve been helping us out forever it seems like. We got a little life with the sack-fumble toward the end, but we have to find a way to keep making those plays happen.

“We need to stand up as a defense, for sure.”

Instead, Philadelphia ran the ball on 11 of 12 snaps and picked up six first downs before kneeling three times after the two-minute warning. McCoy finished with 25 carries for 155 yards to push the Eagles over 200 yards rushing on the day.

“The last two weeks you need the ball back for your offense, and it just seemed whatever they ran worked,” Raji said. “I’ve never been a part of something like this.

“When you play below your standard, it’s hard to swallow.”

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