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  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior 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:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • 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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Goal-line stand highlights stout Packers defense

Posted Oct 13, 2013

Late fourth-quarter breakdown only real blemish in strong performance minus Clay Matthews


BALTIMORE—The hiccup toward the end on fourth-and-21 almost ruined the day, but don’t let the way the Packers defense performed on Sunday get lost in one momentary lapse.

Without star linebacker and pass rusher Clay Matthews, the Packers thoroughly frustrated the Ravens through three quarters on Sunday, setting the stage for the 19-17 victory at M&T Bank Stadium.

A rugged, run-first team, Baltimore simply couldn’t run the ball, gaining just 47 yards on 22 carries, a paltry 2.1-yard average. Running back Ray Rice had just 18 yards through three periods before getting loose for his longest run of the day, an 11-yarder early in the fourth.

“We’re getting better, man,” defensive lineman Ryan Pickett said. “Our defense is growing. It all starts with stopping the run, and we’ve been able to stop the run this whole year.”

The stout run defense made a monumental goal-line stand in the second quarter that kept the Packers ahead, 3-0.

Rice tried three straight runs from the 4-yard line and in, reaching only the 1. The Ravens then eschewed the chip-shot field goal and went for it, only to have Bernard Pierce stuffed short of the end zone.

“We were tired and worn out, but we pride ourselves on keeping rushing touchdowns out of the end zone, and we were fortunate to come away from that,” lineman B.J. Raji said.

It was as big a statement as the Packers could make about their defense with two starters in their front seven – Matthews and inside linebacker Brad Jones – sidelined by injuries.

The defense did it again in the third quarter, stopping the Ravens after it was first-and-goal at the 6. That time, Baltimore didn’t even try to run, but three passes gained just one yard and the Ravens settled for three with 4:34 left in the third quarter, their first points of the game.

The Packers’ dominance was impressive. Not including five sacks of Ravens QB Joe Flacco, Green Bay’s defense made six tackles behind the line of scrimmage and five others for no gain. That’s 16 plays of zero or negative yards, not counting incomplete passes. Jones’ replacement, Jamari Lattimore, made at least two of those plays behind the line.

Other highlights included forcing eight three-and-outs, holding speedy playmaker Torrey Smith to one reception for 12 yards and allowing the Ravens to convert only two of 14 third-down chances.

“We’re tough, we’re tough,” Pickett said. “I think we’re real tough. We’re tough physically and mentally.”

One of the sacks, by linebacker Nick Perry, forced a fumble in the waning seconds of the first half that defensive end Datone Jones returned 20 yards to set up a field goal as the half expired.

Linebacker A.J. Hawk had three of the other four sacks on blitzes up the middle that the Ravens had trouble picking up all day. It was Hawk’s third career multi-sack game and his first three-sack performance.

“I give a lot of credit to the D-line up there,” Hawk said. “I don’t come free very often and I did today a few times. That was nice.”

It only got shaky in the fourth quarter, when the Ravens got their first touchdown on a pass to Jacoby Jones to get within 16-10.

After the Packers added a field goal to restore a two-score lead, Hawk’s third sack helped force a fourth-and-21 from Baltimore’s 19-yard line. But safety Jerron McMillian fell down as receiver Tandon Doss ran past him for a 63-yard reception, and Flacco hit tight end Dallas Clark for an 18-yard TD over McMillian on the very next snap.

Players admitted the offense bailed them out with the clock-killing drive to seal the game, which was the missing piece in a similar though higher-scoring game three weeks ago in Cincinnati.

“That’s why it’s the ultimate team sport,” Raji said. “They got us out of the hole.”

But the defense also deserves credit for how it played the bulk of the game, particularly without Matthews. The finish is all that’s left to master.

“We’re definitely not a great defense yet but we’re trying to get there,” Hawk said. “You can’t call yourself great until you’re holding teams consistently under 13, 14 points, I think.

“We played pretty well today, but it’s a long season. We’re only 3-2.”

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