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  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    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.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • 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.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     

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Packers-Bears press box notes

Posted Dec 16, 2012


PACKERS AND BEARS SET TO SQUARE OFF IN KEY DIVISIONAL MATCHUP

  • The Packers (9-4) face the Bears (8-5) today at Soldier Field with a chance to clinch their second straight NFC North title with a victory over Chicago.
  • The Packers enter today’s contest with a one-game lead over the Bears and a two-game edge over the Vikings (7-6). Green Bay will be looking to capture back-to-back NFC North titles for the first time since it won three straight from 2002-04.
  • Green Bay has won seven of its last eight games entering today’s contest, which is tied for the second-best record in the league since Week 6 behind only Denver (8-0).
  • Today will mark game No. 186 in the NFL’s oldest rivalry. The Bears hold a 92-87-6 edge in the series, which includes two playoff meetings (1-1).
  • The Packers have won five straight and seven of the last eight meetings against the Bears (including playoffs). Green Bay will be aiming for its third season sweep of the Bears in the last four years (2009, 2011).
  • Green Bay’s current five-game winning streak against Chicago is its longest since a seven-game streak from 2000-03.
  • Six of the last nine meetings between the Packers and Bears (including postseason) have been decided by seven points or less.
  • This will mark the seventh time in the last nine seasons that the Packers have played at Soldier Field in the regular season in December or January.
  • This is the last in a stretch of three straight NFC North games for Green Bay, the first time the Packers have had three consecutive divisional contests on the schedule since 2006 (Weeks 15-17).
  • With their 27-20 win over the Lions last Sunday night at Lambeau Field, the Packers extended their franchise-record divisional winning streak to 11 games (previous mark was eight games). It is the longest current divisional winning streak in the NFL, two ahead of New England’s nine-game winning streak against AFC East foes.
  • The Packers have won four straight NFC North games away from Lambeau Field, the longest streak by the team since a five-game road divisional streak from 2006-07.
  • Including playoffs, the Packers are 13-4 (.765) away from Lambeau Field over their last 17 games. Green Bay has won 10 of its last 14 regular-season road contests.
  • The Packers have won 26 of their last 31 regular-season games overall (.839), the best record in the league over that span.
  • Green Bay is one victory shy of its fourth straight season with double-digit wins, which would tie a team record (1929-32, 1995-98, 2001-04).

 
DIVISIONAL DRIVE

  • The Packers’ current 11-game divisional winning streak is the longest current streak in the league and the longest in franchise history, surpassing eight-game winning streaks in 1996-97 and 2001-02.
  • The Packers’ divisional winning streak is the third longest in the league since realignment in 2002 behind only 12-game winning streaks by Indianapolis (2004-06) and Baltimore (2010-12).
  • During their current NFC North winning streak, the Packers have outscored their opponents by a combined total of 319 to 195 and have a combined turnover differential of plus-15 (28 takeaways, 13 giveaways).
  • The Packers have a 31-9 (.775) regular-season record against NFC North opponents under McCarthy, a divisional mark that ranks No. 2 in the NFL since 2006 behind only New England (33-8, .805).
  • Green Bay has won 13 of 19 NFC North games (.684) away from Lambeau Field under McCarthy, the No. 4 road divisional mark in the NFL since 2006.
  • The Packers have a 4-0 record in NFC North games this season, assuring them of a winning record in the division for a franchise-record seventh consecutive season. New England is the only other team in the league to post a winning record in its division each season from 2006-12.

 
WHAT TO WATCH FOR

  • The Packers have held their opponents to 20 points or less in six of the last seven games. In its last five meetings with the Bears (including playoffs), Green Bay has given up an average of 13.0 points per game.
  • Green Bay has either won the takeaway battle or come out even in 28 of its last 31 regular-season games.
  • Entering Week 15, the Packers rank No. 6 in the NFL in sacks (35) and No. 4 in sack yardage (235). Green Bay has had 14 different players record at least one sack this season (No. 2 in the NFL), tied for the second most in a season in franchise history (since 1982) behind only the 1987 season (15 players).
  • In his last three games against the Bears, QB Aaron Rodgers has completed 71 of 99 passes (71.7 percent) for 799 yards and nine TDs with two INTs for a 117.4 passer rating.
  • In his last 17 regular-season starts away from Lambeau Field, Rodgers has completed 373 of 551 passes (67.7 percent) for 4,778 yards and 41 TDs with six INTs for a 114.9 passer rating. Rodgers has posted a 100-plus passer rating in 13 of those 17 games.
  • Rodgers’ career passer rating of 108.8 in divisional games ranks No. 1 in NFL history (since the NFL went to a divisional format in 1967). He has completed 584 of 838 passes (69.7 percent) for 6,955 yards and 54 TDs with 15 INTs.
  • WR Randall Cobb needs 160 combined net yards to set the single-season franchise record held by RB Ahman Green (2,250 in 2003). Cobb leads the NFL with 2,091 combined net yards this season (rushing, receiving, interception returns, punt returns, kickoff returns, fumble returns).
  • Cobb has six TD catches over the past seven games, tied for the third most in the NFL over that span behind only Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski and Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (seven). Over the last 10 games, Cobb has 60 receptions for 681 yards (11.4 avg.) and seven TDs.
  • WR Greg Jennings ranks No. 8 in team history with 6,322 receiving yards and needs 25 more yards to surpass No. 7 Max McGee (6,346).
  • TE Jermichael Finley ranks No. 6 in team annals among TEs with 2,282 receiving yards and needs 19 more to surpass No. 5 Bubba Franks (2,300).
  • P Tim Masthay has placed a career-high 28 punts inside the 20 this season, which ranks No. 4 in the league. Masthay’s total is tied with Craig Hentrich (28 in 1996) for No. 2 in franchise history (since 1976) behind only Sean Landeta (30 in 1998).

 
TODAY’S CAPTAINS

  • As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.  
  • Today’s captains will be WR Greg Jennings (offense), DT Ryan Pickett (defense) and LB Jamari Lattimore (special teams).

 
WEARING THE STRIPES

  • Today’s officiating crew includes referee Walt Anderson (66), umpire Butch Hannah (40), head linesman Steve Stelljes (22), line judge Byron Boston (18), field judge David Meslow (118), side judge Jeff Lamberth (21) and back judge Billy Smith (2).
 
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