Coming Up
  • 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.

  • 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 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

  • 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.



Injuries to Randall Cobb, Nick Perry more significant than James Jones’

Posted Oct 14, 2013

Mike McCarthy loves “salty” side of Aaron Rodgers and how he’s playing right now

GREEN BAY—Mike McCarthy didn’t reveal many specifics regarding the Packers’ injuries on Monday, but he did give the following updates:

  • Receiver Randall Cobb (knee) will be out “multiple weeks.”

  • Fellow receiver James Jones (knee) “may have a chance” to play this week.

  • Outside linebacker Nick Perry (foot) “does not have a chance” to play this week.

“Nick Perry was a bit of a surprise to me. I didn’t expect that,” McCarthy said, declining to provide a timetable.

As he always does, McCarthy is simply taking the approach of soldiering on.

“When injuries happen, you have to flip the page,” he said. “It’s like anything in life. Are you going to cry about it, or are you going to look at it as an opportunity to improve? Really, these injury situations are opportunities … for any player on our roster to jump up and take the rope.”

With Cobb and Perry both out for possibly extended periods, the Packers will need receiver Jarrett Boykin and rookie outside linebackers Andy Mulumba and Nate Palmer to pick up where they left off Sunday in the Baltimore game.

Boykin struggled early getting in sync with Aaron Rodgers, but McCarthy called his 43-yard catch-and-run early in the third quarter a “spark play.”

Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers said Mulumba played roughly three dozen snaps on defense, while Palmer also got a few reps for the first time. With starter Mike Neal the only other healthy outside linebacker, it’s possible Capers will have to line up with two rookies at the linchpin positions in his defense at times this week, and possibly going forward, until Clay Matthews and/or Perry return.

“You find out about your young players, and I think in the long haul it can help you a little bit later on because of the experience these guys are gaining now,” Capers said. “Those guys have to do double-time in their preparation, and they have to feel their responsibility to the rest of the team.”

The only thing Capers didn’t like about his defense’s performance were five big plays allowed in the passing game. Flacco’s completions of 31, 45, 59, 20 and 63 yards – the latter on fourth-and-21 – accounted for nearly two-thirds of the Ravens’ total yards (218 of 360).

Damage from two of those big plays was erased, however, by getting stops in goal-to-go situations, none bigger than the four-down goal-line stand in the second quarter that stuffed three straight runs from inside the 2-yard line.

McCarthy had a chance to move the Ravens back off the goal line when holding was called on third down, but he declined and let them take their last crack on fourth-and-1.

“The thinking was simple, and it’s exactly what I said on the headsets,” McCarthy said. “I said, ‘We’re playing great defense, and we’re declining the penalty.’ The penetration on that goal-line stand was outstanding. That’s a moment as a defense you can really build off of.”

The stop was one of nine runs for zero or negative yardage Capers counted from the defense on the day.

The Packers’ running game was far more productive, with Eddie Lacy (23 carries, 120 yards) helping give the offense four straight games with at least 139 rushing yards. The offseason emphasis on the ground game has shown up early and often thus far.

“I think you could see it coming, but more importantly, it’s part of who we are, especially losing two starting receivers this past week,” McCarthy said. “I’m happy where the run game is, but I’m excited about where it can go. There are things we’ve laid out for the run game we haven’t tapped into, yet, and that’s exciting also.”

Lacy’s effectiveness also helped spring the biggest play in the game, Jordy Nelson’s 64-yard TD catch off play-action. Offensive Coordinator Tom Clements said the play fake to Lacy caused Baltimore’s two deep safeties to hesitate as Nelson streaked into the clear.

“It’s a good development,” Clements said. “I think last year when we tried to run those types of plays, we got no reaction from the secondary. They were playing the pass first and they weren’t reacting to the run as much as they had in previous years.”

McCarthy and Clements also praised the overall play of Rodgers, who deftly adjusted to the injuries and personnel changes against the Ravens and had the offense functioning best late in the game. Over their final four possessions, the Packers produced two field goals, the long TD pass and two clock-killing first downs to seal the win.

Clements said throughout the game Rodgers had more than a dozen run-pass checks at the line, and only one or two of them were questioned. He also flipped Lacy’s final run to convert third-and-2 from the right side to the left side.

Those are examples of the command Rodgers has of the offense, particularly under adverse circumstances like Sunday, whether or not his statistics approach the otherworldly numbers he put up his MVP season of 2011.

“I love the way Aaron Rodgers is playing right now,” McCarthy said. “He’s been asked to do things on the run that he’s adapted to. He’s played through some frustrating moments.

“I like him when he’s salty and conflicting and all that. It’s good to see that side of him. He has a tremendous competitive streak in him.”

Additional coverage - Oct. 14

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