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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.

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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 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
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  • 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.

  • Sun., Jul. 27, 2014 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.

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Packers, Cowboys in ‘Desperation Bowl’ on Sunday

Posted Dec 12, 2013

Win in Dallas, Lions loss would leave Packers in control of destiny


GREEN BAY—Call it the “Desperation Bowl.”

The Packers and the Cowboys will face each other on Sunday at the place of the McCarthy era’s greatest triumph, in a game that’s a must win for both teams. You could make the point that the loser of this game will likely not play football in January.

At 6-6-1, the Packers are a half game behind the Lions and the Bears in the NFC North. With a Packers win over the Cowboys on Sunday and a Lions loss to the Ravens on Monday, the Packers would be in control of their destiny. They would win the NFC North and guarantee a home playoff game by winning the final two games of the season, at home against Pittsburgh and against the Bears in Chicago.

On the flip side, however, a Packers loss and a Lions win would allow the Lions to eliminate the Packers from division title contention with a win over the Giants the following week. That’s how dramatic this Sunday’s game is for the Packers.

It’s no different for the Cowboys. Their loss on Monday night to the Bears has left the Cowboys a game behind the Eagles in the NFC East race. The Cowboys will host the Eagles on the final Sunday of the season and need a win on Sunday to help set the stage for that showdown. Depending on what the Eagles do this Sunday, a Cowboys loss to the Packers could allow the Eagles to clinch the NFC East title in Week 16.

The Packers and Cowboys, though their styles are as different as their cheerleaders, are similar in at least one major way: They’re both asking their defenses to perform at a higher level down the stretch.

Dallas is last in the league in defense. It is No. 28 against the run and No. 32 against the pass. The Cowboys defense hit bottom in a 45-28 loss to the Bears.

The Packers defense hit bottom in a blowout loss at Detroit on Thanksgiving Day, but rallied to shut out the Falcons in the second half of Sunday’s 22-21 win, and therein lies the Packers’ advantage for this game. Is the Packers defense poised to play at a higher level down the stretch?

It’s one of two questions whose answers will likely determine the Packers’ fate this season. The other one is: When will Aaron Rodgers return to action? Might it be this Sunday?

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

1. Be aggressive—It was clearly the deciding factor in the second half of the win over the Falcons.

2. Make Romo be Romo—December has not been his best month.

3. Make plays in the passing game—Whether it’s Rodgers or Matt Flynn, they’ll be facing a defense that is allowing 298.5 yards passing per game.

4. Use the crowd against them—With Cowboys late-season failures fresh in the fans’ minds, they could turn on the home team if given a reason to do so.

5. Focus on Bryant—Dez Bryant is worthy of extra attention. He has the talent to take over a game and that makes him the most feared player on the field.

6. Stay in your gaps—DeMarco Murray is a devastating cutback runner who’s averaging 5.3 yards per carry.

7. Get rid of the ball—Flynn doesn’t dare hold the ball with DeMarcus Ware coming from the blind side.

8. Win time of possession—The Packers had a more than seven-minute time of possession advantage against the Falcons. The Cowboys aren’t a TOP team.

9. Break tackles—You think the Packers miss tackles? Sean Lee is, by far, the Cowboys’ best tackler, and his status is uncertain due to a neck injury.

10. Know what this is—This is desperation. This is crunch time. Call it whatever you’d like, but this could be the season.

Additional coverage - Dec. 12

 
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