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    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    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.

    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.

     

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Here are my seedings; what are yours?

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Packers need to beat the Tennessee Titans to have chance at first-round bye in playoffs


GREEN BAY—Let’s have some fun with seedings.

On a piece of paper, write the numbers 1-6. Now, next to each number, write the name of the team you think will occupy that seeding position in the NFC playoffs. I’ll give you a minute.

Time’s up.

OK, here’s what I’ve written: 1. Falcons, 2. Packers, 3. 49ers, 4. Redskins, 5. Seahawks, 6. Giants.

That’s my seedings for the NFC playoffs, not because I’m trying to favor the Packers, but because I honestly believe that’s how it’ll turn out. Yeah, I’m picking a Seahawks win over the 49ers this Sunday.

Even though I’m not trying to favor the Packers, I will enthusiastically admit those seedings would, in my opinion, greatly favor the Packers.

No. 1 seed? I don’t want it. The Falcons can have it. I don’t want any part of the Giants in the divisional round, and I can’t imagine the Falcons are wild about the prospect of having to beat the Giants, again, after having just beat them a few weeks earlier. Sound familiar?

The No. 2 seed, in my opinion, is the most favorable spot in the NFC playoffs. You get the first-week bye and you avoid either the Giants or the 49ers in the divisional round, and make no mistake about it, those are the league’s two power teams. The Giants and the 49ers have the muscle up front that wins in January, especially in cold-weather games.

Simply put, I’d rather play in Atlanta in the conference title game, in a dome and out of the cold, than accept the road to the Super Bowl I think would be required of the Packers to win home field advantage for the playoffs.

Aaron Rodgers and his talented receivers indoors in the playoffs sounds good to me, and it begins with the Packers winning this Sunday. OK, so what do your seedings look like?

Here are 10 things the Packers have to do to beat the Titans and achieve other pursuits, too.

1. Know what’s at stake—This is about a bye week. This is about only having to win two playoff games to get to the Super Bowl, instead of having to win three.

2. Deny big runs—The Packers didn’t do that against Adrian Peterson and it nearly cost them the game. Chris Johnson is a big-play back that can make a defense pay for missed tackles.

3. Light ’em up—The Titans don’t have the offensive firepower to hang with the Packers. Don’t let ’em hang.

4. Make kicks—This has become a critical issue. Mason Crosby has to find the range and regain his coach’s confidence. The Packers need to know they can trust their kicker in the postseason.

5. Play the right way—Aaron Rodgers coined this phrase and it’s a solid late-season theme. Playing the right way means playing as you need to play to win in the postseason.

6. Make him be a passer—Second-year Titans quarterback Jake Locker has the feet to do what his lack of experience won’t allow him to do with his arm.

7. Treat the weather as a friend—It’s winter in Green Bay and Lambeau Field can be a harsh place to play. Make it harsh for the visiting team.

8. Get off the field—Not only on third down, but as early as possible in this game. Rodgers is on a bum ankle that could use some rest. It would be to the Packers’ advantage to limit the playing time of several players.

9. Go home for the holidays—Home, as in a warm, safe place by the fire to watch the 49ers and Seahawks, wrap the gifts and put them under the tree. Be festive in a safe way.

10. Be proud—To have recovered from a 2-3 start and be in the hunt for one of the top two seeds in the NFC is a major accomplishment for a team whose No. 1 foe this season has been injuries. Overcoming that adversity should bond this team for a deep run into the postseason.

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