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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.

     
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    ‘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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Kaepernick's legs weren't the problem

Posted Sep 8, 2013

49ers' win over Packers was a classic quarterback shootout

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick. VIEW PHOTOS

SAN FRANCISCO—All the concern was for what he would do to the Packers with his legs. His legs? How about his arm?

Colin Kaepernick didn’t rush for 181 yards against the Packers on Sunday, as he did last January. All of the angst for the read option was a waste of good worry. Kaepernick rushed for 22 yards. Only one of his runs, a 15-yard scramble that gained a first down at a critical time in the game, was of significance.

That trip to Texas A&M to learn more about the read option? Well, maybe the Packers can at least use the frequent-flier miles.

It was with his arm that Kaepernick beat the Packers.

“He played very well from the pocket today,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said of Kaepernick. “The emphasis was to stop the run. He made plays from the pocket today.”

Kaepernick threw for 412 yards, three touchdowns and a 129.4 passer rating. The new-age quarterback who many expect to revolutionize the game, beat the Packers the old-fashioned way: He stood tall in the pocket, he found the open receivers and he threw strikes.

Here’s the big part: He played his best football at crunch time, converting passes on third-and-four and fourth-and-two to effectively kill what remained of the clock.

The 49ers’ 34-28 win over the Packers was a classic shootout between two hot quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers was victimized by a Jermichael Finley bobble that resulted in an interception, but in all other ways Rodgers was the MVP quarterback of two years ago, playing pitch and catch with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.

“Jordy played excellent. Jordy probably didn’t get enough opportunities, especially the way they were playing us,” McCarthy said of Nelson, who caught seven passes for 130 yards and one touchdown. Cobb contributed seven catches for 108 yards and a touchdown.

Remember all that difficulty Rodgers and company were having in the preseason? Well, they left it there. They gained 385 yards of offense in Sunday’s season opener in Candlestick Park, and they did it in just 21 minutes and 25 seconds of possession time.

You want some positives to ease your pain? Here they are:

  • The Packers defense stopped the run. The Packers defensive line outplayed the best offensive line in the league in holding Frank Gore to 44 yards rushing and his complementary back, Kendall Hunter, to 24. Most of that came in the final minutes of the game, when fatigue began to take its toll on both defenses on a warm day.
  • “The protection was excellent,” Rodgers said of his offensive line’s pass blocking. “Everybody was worried about how David (Bakhtiari) would play. David played excellent.”

The big negative is that the Packers defense, which passed the physical test on Sunday, had no answer for Kaepernick’s pocket-passing ability. He shredded the Packers secondary, and it’s not as though the Packers didn’t present a pass rush. He was sacked a couple of times and was forced to flee the pocket on several occasions.

Kaepernick is the Packers’ big negative. He’s good. He’s real good, and he didn’t even have to use his legs.

Additional coverage - Sept. 8

 

 
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