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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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    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.

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    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.

  • Sun., Jul. 27, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.
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Game notes: Hands work pays off for Davon House

Posted Oct 20, 2013

Jordy Nelson comes out of Haden’s “shadow” to score TD

GREEN BAY—Packers cornerback Davon House started last week’s game with a bang. This week, he made noise all the way through.

House had an early fourth-down interception on Sunday and then added two late pass breakups around the goal line in the Packers’ 31-13 victory over the Browns at Lambeau Field.

The strong effort came on the heels of some early pass deflections last week in Baltimore, but upon becoming too winded with special-teams duty in addition to his defensive snaps, House took a rest and then didn’t get his spot back because rookie Micah Hyde played so well.

This time, House paced himself and was at his best in coverage in the fourth quarter, when he broke up a deep ball on fourth-and-15 and then a third-and-goal throw to the end zone on Cleveland’s next possession. Both passes were intended for Josh Gordon, who finished with just two catches for 21 yards.

“I’m just trying to be aggressive down there, especially in the red zone,” House said. “They’re going to do a little pushing, I’m going to grab a little bit. Luckily they didn’t call it, and I just played the ball.”

House missed his chance at his first career interception last week, leaping and getting two hands on the ball but failing to haul it in. This time, he stepped in front of a weak throw from Browns QB Brandon Weeden intended for Davone Bess on fourth-and-1 in Green Bay territory in the first quarter and secured his first pick.

“That’s a guy who’s come a long way,” fellow CB Sam Shields said. “You have to have confidence in yourself and when it’s your turn to get in, you have to make those plays.”

House said he actually did more ball-catching drills in practice this past week because of that missed chance in Baltimore, and he’s glad he did.

“It paid off so I’m happy,” he said. “It’s something I decided to do on my own. I feel like I’m hurting the team when I’m not catching the ball, because I’m playing great defense. I just have to finish – finishing as in catching the ball. The opportunities don’t come often.”

Someone else’s turn: When WR Jordy Nelson scored on a 1-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter, he let teammate and offensive lineman Josh Sitton do the “Lambeau Leap” for him, but he had to let Sitton do it alone.

“I told him to go,” Nelson said. “We knew the rule. We’ve talked about it before, that only one guy can jump and it can be anyone on offense. It doesn’t have to be the guy who scores. You can’t have multiple guys because then it’s a group celebration.”

Nelson said the two had actually discussed the switcheroo during the preseason last year, but when the opportunity arose, it was a longer touchdown play and, therefore, Sitton was much farther from the end zone.

“He wants it to be pretty close. He doesn’t want to do any extra running,” Nelson said. “I was shocked I remembered. I think he kind of forgot and he kept looking at me, and I was like, ‘Go, you’re up. I’m headed back to the sideline.’”

Nelson’s TD capped a workmanlike day against Browns star CB Joe Haden, who shadowed Nelson everywhere on the field. Nelson finished with five catches for 42 yards, the longest a 17-yarder on a post route in the third quarter.

It was difficult to say if either player got the better of the other when it was all said and done. Only six of Aaron Rodgers’ 36 pass attempts came Nelson’s way, but he made the most of them and did get in the end zone once.

“He’s a good player,” Nelson said of Haden. “It was fun to be out there. You kind of want those battles. You want to have that competition and see where you measure up against some of the best that are out there. I think it was a good game for both of us.”

Back on top: The Packers have won the NFC North the last two years and are now back in first place for the first time this season following Sunday’s results.

The Bears and Lions both lost close games to fall to 4-3, while the Packers – the only one of the three to have already had their bye week – improved to 4-2.

“I don’t want to sound arrogant, but this is where we expect to be, at the top of the division,” defensive lineman B.J. Raji said. “We obviously play in a great division, but we believe and our goals are to stay on top of the division for as long as we possibly can.”

Green Bay owns a half-game lead as it travels to Minnesota for its first road division game of 2013.

Chicago has its bye next week, and Detroit is off the week after that.

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