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  • 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.

  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    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.

    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/




Packers-Lions Thanksgiving press box notes

Posted Nov 24, 2011


  • Green Bay visits Detroit today to take on the Lions at Ford Field, the third Thanksgiving Day matchup between the teams in Detroit in the last five seasons.
  • The Packers emerged victorious in the Thanksgiving contests at Detroit in 2007 and 2009. This will be Green Bay’s 34th league game on Thanksgiving in franchise history and their 20th in Detroit.
  • The Packers will be the first undefeated NFL team to play on Thanksgiving since a 10-0 Green Bay team visited Detroit on Nov. 22, 1962.
  • That 1962 contest was also the last time that both the Packers (10-0) and the Lions (8-2) entered the matchup this late in the season with a winning percentage of .700 or better. Detroit won that game at Tiger Stadium, 26-14, but Green Bay went on to win the NFL Championship.
  • No other NFL teams have played every year since 1932, when the Packers and the Lions, then known as the Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans, began their yearly home-and-home series. 
  • The rivalry actually kicked off in 1930 at City Stadium in Green Bay, a 47-13 Packers win. Some two seasons later, the teams began a yearly series. Today marks meeting No. 164 in the all-time series.
  • Now rivals in the NFC North, the Packers own a 89-65-7 (.577) advantage over the Lions in the regular season and have won both playoff matchups.
  • Green Bay has a 9-1 mark against the Lions under Head Coach Mike McCarthy. Overall, Green Bay has won 18 of the last 21 games in the series, including seven of the last 10 matchups in Detroit.
  • The Packers are off to a 10-0 start for the first time since 1962 and only the third time in franchise history. The two previous 10-0 starts in team history (1929 and 1962) both resulted in NFL titles for the Packers.
  • Including playoffs, the Packers have won 16 straight games, the longest winning streak in team history (12-game streak in 1961-62).
  • The Packers’ streak of 12 straight wins in the regular season (2010-11) is a franchise record, topping the previous mark of 11-game streaks in 1928-29 and 1961-62. Green Bay has also tied a single-season franchise record with 10 straight regular-season wins (’29 and ’62).
  • This is the second regular-season winning streak of eight or more games during McCarthy’s tenure (eight-game streak in 2006-07).


  • The Packers are off to only their fifth 5-0 start on the road in franchise history (1929, 1936, 1941, 2007).
  • Including playoffs, Green Bay has won eight consecutive road games and 10 of its last 13. The .769 road winning percentage over that span is tied for No. 2 in the NFL behind only Atlanta (7-2, .778).
  • Green Bay’s eight-game winning streak away from Lambeau Field is one shy of the franchise record, a nine-game road streak in 1966-67.
  • The Packers are one of only two teams in the league (San Francisco, 4-0) that are undefeated on the road this season.
  • Today in Detroit, Green Bay will be looking to get off to its first 6-0 start on the road in franchise history.



  • Green Bay will be looking to register its first 11-0 start in franchise history...With a win today, the Packers would set a team record for the the longest single-season winning streak in the regular season in team annals (10-game streaks in 1929 and 1962).
  • The Packers rank No. 1 in the NFL in scoring at 35.5 points per game...Their 355 points this season are the most in franchise history through 10 games and the fourth most since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger by an NFL team through 10 contests.
  • The Packers have scored at least 24 points in every game this season, the only team in the NFL to accomplish that feat in 2011. It is the franchise record for most consecutive 24-point games in a single season, topping the previous mark of eight games in 1963.
  • QB Aaron Rodgers – Is the first QB in NFL history to post 3,100 passing yards/30 passing TDs in the first 10 games of the season...Has registered a 110-plus passer rating in every game this season, a 10-game streak that is the longest single-season streak in NFL history...With the 10 games with a 110-plus rating, is tied for the No. 2 mark in NFL history for the most in a single season, trailing only 49ers QB Steve Young (11 in 1994)...With a 300-yard passing game today, would tie Brett Favre (1995, 2007) for the most 300-yard games by a Packer in a single season with seven...Needs 189 passing yards today to top the franchise mark for the most yards in the first 11 games of the season (Favre, 3,356, 2007)...Already holds the team mark for most TD passes through 11 games with 31 entering today’s game, besting the mark of 28 by Favre in 1996.
  • CB Charles Woodson – Has returned an interception for a TD in three straight seasons against the Lions (2008-10), the only player in NFL history to accomplish that feat against the same team in three consecutive seasons.
  • LB Clay Matthews – Is tied for No. 2 all-time (since 1982) among Green Bay players for the most sacks in his first three seasons in the NFL with 28.5, trailing only LB Tony Bennett (29.5).
  • CB Tramon Williams – Has posted an interception in three straight games, a career high, and has recorded four INTs in the last three contests.
  • WR Greg Jennings – Needs 17 receiving yards to become the eighth player in franchise history to hit the 6,000-yard mark for his career. If he reaches the 6,000-yard mark today in his 86th career game, would match WR James Lofton (86 games) as the second fastest to 6,000 receiving yards in franchise history behind only WR Sterling Sharpe (84 games).
  • WR Jordy Nelson – Has registered three 100-yard games and six touchdowns in the last five contests.
  • WR Donald Driver – By appearing in today’s game, will move into a tie for the No. 5 spot with T Forrest Gregg for the most games played in franchise with 187.



  • As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.  
  • Today’s captains will be QB Aaron Rodgers (offense), S Morgan Burnett (defense) and CB Pat Lee (special teams).




  • Today’s officiating crew includes referee Terry McAulay (77), umpire Paul King (121), head linesman Greg Bradley (98), line judge Mark Steinkerchner (84), field judge Terry Brown (43), side judge Michael Banks (72) and back judge Lee Dyer (27).
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