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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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Packers’ fate in the hands of its defense

Posted Nov 26, 2013


GREEN BAY—The game and possibly the season is in the hands of the Packers defense. Whether you like the sound of that or not, it’s a fact.

A defense that was in sharp ascent not too long ago was gashed for 237 yards rushing on Sunday. A defense whose ranking had climbed to No. 11 overall heading into that fateful Monday night game against the Bears just four awful weeks ago, is now at No. 20 and falling, and the fall has to stop. It has to stop right now.

That’s what it’ll take for the Packers to win in Detroit on Thursday, with or without Aaron Rodgers. The Packers defense has to take this one personally. It has to stop Matt Stafford and Calvin Johnson and the league’s No. 3 passing attack, or the Packers’ season will likely end on Dec. 29 in Chicago.

Clay Matthews has to sack Stafford. Tramon Williams, and hopefully Sam Shields, too, have to stop Johnson. A.J. Hawk and B.J. Raji and the Packers front seven have to stop Reggie Bush. There can be no excuses. We are past that point. This is crunch time. This is do-it time.

Here are 10 things the Packers have to do to beat the Lions.

1. Finish—The coach said it. This defense was in position to make plays on Sunday but didn’t finish. It needs to make those plays on Thursday.

2. Run the ball—Eddie Lacy is this team’s greatest weapon. He rushed for 99 yards against the Lions on Oct. 6 in what was his breakout game. The Packers need him to set a tone for the game and dominate time of possession.

3. Convert third down—A marriage of third-down conversions and Lacy combining for long scoring drives will assist the defense in its charge.

4. Deny big plays—Yes, it’s easier said than done, but it’s no less a fact that it’s how you beat the Lions. The Steelers allowed an avalanche of big plays in the second quarter and saw the Lions score 27 points. The Steelers denied big plays in the second half and Stafford threw for just 35 yards and the Lions went scoreless.

5. Find Ziggy Ansah—The Lions are creative in how they use the rookie. He’s a playmaker that must be blocked.

6. Do it again—The interior of the Packers offensive line had the game of their lives against Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley in the first meeting between the two teams.

7. Take the ball away—Stafford is coming off a four-interception game. That’s how the Bucs beat the Lions in Ford Field last Sunday. Stafford is in a two-week swoon. Make it three weeks.

8. Make one big play on special teams—Recover an onside kick, recover a fumble, make a long return, execute a fake field goal or fake punt, something, anything that can help the Packers win a big game with its quarterback on the sideline.

9. Use the crowd—Half of it will be cheering for the Packers, the other half can be persuaded to turn on the Lions if things start going badly for the home team. The coach and quarterback are on the verge of being embattled.

10. Play with desperation—This is it. This is crunch time.

Additional coverage - Nov. 26

 
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