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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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Packers defense more aggressive in second half, again

Posted Dec 16, 2013

Late-game interceptions difference-makers in Packers' rally for win


GREEN BAY—The Packers defense needs to transfer to the first half the aggressiveness with which they’ve played in the second half of the last two games.

“We made a few adjustments. We probably pressured a little more. We did get there with pretty good pressure in the second half,” Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers said on Monday, as he evaluated his unit’s tale-of-two-halves performance in the Packers’ 37-36 win in Dallas on Sunday.

At halftime, the Packers trailed the Cowboys, 26-3. The Packers had allowed 332 yards, 17 first downs and a nearly five-minute time-of-possession advantage. The Packers were in danger of being embarrassed.

With the help of an offense that scored touchdowns in all five of its second-half possessions, the Packers were able to rally for the win, but it was two crunch-time interceptions that were the difference-makers: Sam Shields’ interception led to the game-winning touchdown, and Tramon Williams’ pick sent the Packers into victory formation.

“I like the taking the ball away we’ve had the last couple of weeks. We have to build on that,” Capers said.

In a comeback win against the Falcons the previous week, in a game the Packers trailed 21-10 at halftime, Capers’ defense forced a Matt Ryan fumble at the Falcons 21-yard line, and Matt Flynn converted the takeaway into the eventual game-winning touchdown.

Capers was aggressive with his scheme on at least one high-profile play in Dallas. On second-and-six at the Dallas 35-yard line with 2:58 to play, Capers was expecting a running play, which is what Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett had sent into the game. Quarterback Tony Romo, however, saw the Packers in a run-heavy defensive scheme and audibled to a pass play. Romo then threw behind his intended receiver, Miles Austin, and Shields made the interception.

“You always weigh the pluses and minuses. We had nine guys standing in the box. If they run the ball for (six) yards, you’re not getting it back,” Capers said. “It was a real key play at crunch time by Sam. Any time you throw the ball, it’s flip a coin.”

Williams’ interception occurred with the Cowboys trailing by a point with 1:24 to play. The pass was initially ruled incomplete but Mike McCarthy called time out to give the booth-review official time to signal for a review. After the review, the call was reversed to that of an interception.

“All they needed was to get into field goal range. We were able to make the big plays,” Capers said.

Suddenly, a defense that was at the bottom of the league in takeaways for most of the season, is now making game-changing plays.

“We made plays at critical times,” Capers said.

It made up for a lot of yardage allowed.

“There are a lot of things we have to clean up,” Capers added.

Additional coverage - Dec. 16

 
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