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  • 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.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • 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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If healthy, Randall Cobb will remain returner

Posted Dec 24, 2012

High-stakes showdown with Vikings will help Packers push toward playoff peak

GREEN BAY—Randall Cobb’s ankle injury, which occurred on a punt return Sunday, is not changing Mike McCarthy’s approach to special teams.

Not at all.

McCarthy didn’t have any additional information on Cobb’s injury Monday morning, but he made it clear that as long as Cobb is healthy, the Packers’ leading receiver will remain the primary return man, even though those duties expose him to more high-speed contact.

“I don’t understand how you play scared in the game of football,” McCarthy said. “I don’t get that. I understand the risk involved in every single play. Some plays are higher risk than others. I’m fully aware of that. But you can’t sit here and say special teams are important if you don’t put a guy like Randall Cobb out there as a returner.

“Now, if we’re sitting here next year, we might be having a different conversation. But the way our team is built for 2012, Randall Cobb is a huge part of our success on special teams.”

With injuries throughout the season to receivers Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson, Cobb has developed into a vital offensive producer, with 80 receptions for 954 yards and eight touchdowns. He also has handled all but a few of the punt and kickoff returns this season and has one punt return for a TD.

After Cobb left Sunday’s game, first-year receiver Jeremy Ross took over on punt returns and brought one back 58 yards, but McCarthy isn’t interested in messing with the consistency his special-teams units have shown all season by switching returners now.

“You don’t establish the way you play, the vision of the way you play and then all of a sudden change going into the last week of the season,” said McCarthy, who has regularly used starters as return men in his tenure, including Charles Woodson, Tramon Williams and Nelson.

McCarthy reiterated what he said Sunday, that neither the medical staff nor Cobb has a high level of concern with his ankle injury, but more information was being gathered.

As for other injured players, Nelson (hamstring), Woodson (collarbone) and tight end Tom Crabtree (hamstring) are all “very close” to returning. Running back Alex Green (concussion) and defensive end Jerel Worthy (hamstring) are expected to be available this week, but McCarthy wasn’t sure on the status of defensive end C.J. Wilson (knee) and running back James Starks (knee).

The Packers have one regular-season game remaining, and it’s a big one at Minnesota. The Vikings can earn a wild-card playoff spot with a win, while the Packers can sew up the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye with a victory.

Should the Vikings win and the Packers remain the No. 3 seed, the two teams would meet again one week later in the wild-card round at Lambeau Field. But McCarthy wasn’t interested in discussing that scenario, nor did he even touch on running back Adrian Peterson’s pursuit of the single-season rushing record, which is sure to be a hot topic this week.

Peterson needs 208 yards to break Eric Dickerson’s record of 2,105 yards, and Peterson rushed for 210 against the Packers four games ago.

Coming off a 55-7 thrashing of Tennessee, the Packers are more concerned with getting themselves the best possible playoff position and striving toward playing their best football as the postseason approaches.

A high-stakes road game against an NFC North rival in a loud, hostile dome is just what McCarthy would order up for his squad in Week 17.

“I think this is exactly the way you want it going into the playoffs, especially with this year’s team,” he said. “I still feel that we have the ability to be even better. I don’t think we’ve consistently played our best football yet.

“Now, we obviously had a very decisive victory against the Titans, but this football team still has more in front of them, and that’s what I’m excited about. To have the opportunity to play a playoff-type game, a playoff game atmosphere on the road with the crowd noise, both teams have a lot on the line here. Shoot, I think it’s great for our football team.”

 

 
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