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    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.

     
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    • 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.

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    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


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One last look: Perfect time to reach rushing milestone

Posted Nov 8, 2013

Packers’ last 200-yard day on the ground came in 2009

GREEN BAY—It’s a barrier the Packers seem inevitably on course to break through sooner rather than later, and this Sunday would be as good a time as any.

The Packers have been closing in on a 200-yard rushing game all season. Not long ago, the discussion of the Packers’ ground game focused on not having an individual 100-yard rusher in more than 40 regular-season games, but that drought is now ancient history.

Suddenly, the Packers are on the doorstep of the 200-yard milestone as a team, just missing last Monday against Chicago with a season-best 199.

Green Bay has not rushed for 200 yards in a game in more than four calendar years. Not in 2010, 2011 nor 2012 did the Packers even hit the 180-yard mark they’ve reached four times in their last six games this season.

The last 200-yard rushing game came in Week 7 of 2009, at Cleveland. That was the sixth 200-yard rushing game of the Mike McCarthy era, which was only 3½ seasons old at that point, but four years later a seventh has yet to arrive.

There’s nothing magical about the number 200 for the offense, just as there’s nothing magical about 100 for an individual running back.

But given the fact the Packers are now without quarterback Aaron Rodgers for some time, the reliance on their improved and productive ground game could be higher than ever, beginning Sunday at Lambeau Field against the Eagles. After Rodgers left the Bears game following the first series, the Packers’ net yardage totals were 170 rushing, 89 passing, and they fell short by just seven points.

Following Eddie Lacy’s powerful and impressive outing against the Bears (22 carries, 150 yards), McCarthy said he feels Lacy still has “more to give.” If that’s adding even more pressure for the rookie running back, he’s not letting on.

“I don’t ever put pressure on myself,” Lacy said. “I just go out and play, do my job, I guess you could say.

“The better you do, the more confident you get and the calmer you become.”

In the aforementioned Cleveland game from 2009, it took 41 carries to pile up 202 yards as the Packers protected a big lead they built with two long TD passes in the first half.

That likely won’t be the formula for another 200-yard day with Seneca Wallace at the helm in Rodgers’ place. As the Packers have utilized it all season, the running game will be a focal point, not an afterthought.

James Starks has a TD run in each of the last two games spelling Lacy on just a handful of carries, so he’s fresh and ready to step in when needed. McCarthy said this week he likes the “juice” Starks has brought when inserted into the game.

The running game is the starting point for the Philadelphia defense, too, of course, and the Eagles are sure to load the box with defenders to make Wallace defeat them with his arm. Rodgers’ presence often kept two safeties deep, even when the running game started clicking. Defenses were still more afraid of getting beat with the big play, and that fear is lessened, if not eliminated, until Wallace proves he can strike deep.

Lacy faced plenty of loaded boxes in his days at Alabama, but even he knows this will be different. The Packers’ commitment to the run could be tested like never before until Rodgers comes back.

“We just have to adapt,” Lacy said. “He’s going to be out for a while and we just have to pick up that slack.

“My challenge is to make sure I have no turnovers and always have positive yardage. That’s the only thing I’m worried about.”

The only thing the Packers are worried about, obviously, is a win. Given the current circumstances, if a 200-yard rushing game comes along with it, the statement this offense can make will only get stronger.

“We’re running the ball good, we just need to win,” rookie left tackle David Bakhtiari said. “An effective run game, we need to correlate that into a win at the end of the day.”

Year by year: Packers’ 200-yard rushing games under McCarthy

2006: Oct. 29, vs. Arizona (39 carries, 203 yards)

2007: Dec. 30, vs. Detroit (38-217)

2007 playoffs: Jan. 12 ’08 vs. Seattle (35-235)

2008: Nov. 16, vs. Chicago (38-200); Dec. 28, vs. Detroit (27-211)

2009: Oct. 25, at Cleveland (41-202)

2010: None

2011: None

2012: None

2013: None (season-high Nov. 4, vs. Chicago, 29-199)

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