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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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Get ready for some noise

Posted Oct 11, 2012


Seattle was loud. Houston’s going to be louder.

The Packers will face the Texans this Sunday in Houston, in a game that’s expected to celebrate the return of the NFL to the place the Oilers abandoned 15 years ago. It’s not often that the Packers play a game in which they aren’t the feature attraction, but this will be one of them.

This will be more than a football game. It’ll be a civic function for which Houston will put its best foot forward and show off for a national television audience with a performance the team and the town hope will proudly proclaim, “We’re back!”

That’s what the Packers will be running into in Houston. Some might call it an ambush. It might better be described as a wake-up call for a Packers team coming off a demoralizing defeat in Indianapolis.

If you’re a Packers fan that hasn’t paid much attention to the AFC and you’re wondering where the football team in Houston has been in recent years, here’s the answer:

Five of those 15 years were spent in Tennessee, where the vagabond Oilers first landed in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, then played in Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville while they waited for a new stadium to be built in the “Music City.” The Oilers are no longer the Oilers, of course. They’re the Titans now. They still have some Oilers Columbia blue in their uniform, but the team Bud Adams took from Houston is far removed from its “Luv Ya Blue!” days in the Astrodome.

In 2002, Houston welcomed an expansion franchise, the Texans, and the team opened play in a dome so large, so beautiful that it embarrasses the former “Eighth Wonder of the World” that sits and rusts next door to the new home for football in Houston, Reliant Stadium, where the Packers will play for the second time this Sunday. The Packers won there in 2004, 16-13. Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers was the Texans’ head coach then.

The Texans didn’t enjoy their first winning season until 2009. They played in their first playoff game last season and beat the Bengals at Reliant. It was a big deal, but not like this Sunday’s game is going to be.

This Sunday’s game is going to be a big deal, maybe the biggest deal in Houston since Earl Campbell played there, because the Texans are for real. They are the toast of the AFC and, possibly, the whole NFL. They are 5-0 and they have the rankings of an elite team.

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

1. Make it a shootout—That’s not the kind of game the Texans like to play. They lead the league in time of possession with a staggering 35:29 average.

2. Win the line of scrimmage—The foundation of the Texans’ philosophy for winning is built on running the ball and rushing the passer.

3. Take the ball away—Houston is tied for the fewest giveaways in the league, three. Gary Kubiak said it has been one of his team’s keys to success so far this season.

4. Beat press coverage—Based on what happened in Indianapolis, the Packers are likely to see it.

5. Win at quarterback—Remember the battle of passer ratings being a key to victory? Aaron Rodgers and Matt Schaub are separated by only a couple of points.

6. Find Owen Daniels—When the Texans need to complete a pass, Daniels is their guy. He’s one of the most underrated tight ends in the league.

7. Make the kicks—They are often the difference.

8. Match their energy—Domes magnify the intensity.

9. Get pressure—Schaub is a pure pocket passer. You won’t have to chase him to get him.

10. Win special teams—Texans teams have struggled a little bit, and they released their punt-returner this week. This would be a good week for Randall Cobb to do something dramatic.

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