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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 defense too much for Johnson-less Lions

Posted Oct 6, 2013

Attention turned to stopping Reggie Bush


GREEN BAY—Just like the record 78,200 in attendance at Lambeau Field, the Packers didn’t have much advance warning that Detroit star receiver Calvin Johnson wasn’t going to play on Sunday due to a knee injury.

“We found out right before the game,” cornerback Tramon Williams said. “We didn’t have any clue throughout the week or anything. It was a big surprise.

“Guys were watching TV and they mentioned that he wasn’t playing. In our eyes, we were like, well, we have to go out there and still win the game.”

The Packers did that, 22-9, by bottling up the Lions’ only other real game-breaking threat, running back Reggie Bush. Green Bay defenders said afterward the game plan didn’t really change without Johnson on the field, but there’s no denying that it changed the Lions’ offense immeasurably.

“As you could see, they did a lot of short passes,” said outside linebacker Mike Neal, who had one of five sacks of Matthew Stafford. Detroit’s quarterback resorted to a lot of dink-and-dunk, compiling just 262 passing yards on 25 completions, barely 10 yards per catch. Of his few downfield throws, most were well off target.

“They didn’t really take a lot of shots down the field, and that’s what (Johnson) is, a big-shot player, and they didn’t really have that option. They put a lot on (number) 21’s back.”

Twenty-one is Bush, of course, who finished with just 69 yards from scrimmage. He was held to 44 yards rushing on 13 carries – with nearly three-quarters of those yards coming on a 20-yard reverse and a 12-yard draw in a span of three plays late in the third quarter. His other 11 carries netted just 12 yards.

He also had only 25 yards receiving on four grabs, failing to find any open field once the ball was in his hands.

“I think three of their first nine plays were screens, so they had a bunch of screens (in their game plan) coming in,” linebacker A.J. Hawk said. “We had to be prepared for that and not let him get out of the gate on any of those.”

One of the few times Stafford took a shot deep and was on target, safety Morgan Burnett managed to knock a possible TD pass away from receiver Patrick Edwards despite never turning his head to find the ball. Burnett, playing in his first game of the season after recovering from a hamstring injury, deftly read Edwards’ eyes and somehow got a piece of the ball when he reached out.

“I read the receiver and tried my best to time it up,” Burnett said. “DP (safeties coach Darren Perry) always preaches to us as a safety when you get in those deep-ball situations, just don’t panic. I didn’t panic and tried to make a play. I guess luck was on my side.”

On the next snap, linebacker Clay Matthews sacked Stafford but injured his thumb on the play. It knocked the Lions out of field-goal range and kept the score 16-3 late in the third quarter. The Packers managed to keep the Lions out of the end zone until just over two minutes remained and the game was well in hand.

It got to that point in large part due to the Packers finally breaking some big plays on offense.

When the Packers led 6-3 midway through the third quarter, they’d had only two plays longer than 10 yards. Then Randall Cobb took a surprise handoff to the left, cut inside a kick-out block from center Evan Dietrich-Smith and was off on a 67-yard scamper – the Packers’ longest rush since Brandon Jackson’s 71-yarder at Washington in Week 5 of 2010.

“It was wide open. I got up on the safety pretty fast. Exactly how it’s designed,” Cobb said. “I have to do a better job of finishing on that, though. That’s got to be a touchdown.”

It did set up a field goal, however, and opened the door to a string of explosive plays.

Over Green Bay’s next three possessions, James Jones ran past cornerback Chris Houston to haul in a career-long 83-yard TD pass, Jordy Nelson executed another sideline, tip-toe job for 31 yards and Jones fought off Houston’s interference for a 39-yard grab. The latter two plays led to two more field goals to push the Packers’ lead to 22-3.

“We started making plays down the field,” Jones said. “The first half, we let some tough grabs go, which we could have made some plays on, but we just executed better.”

Most important, the Packers improved to 2-2 and sit even in the loss column in the NFC North with the 3-2 Lions and Bears.

“It’s definitely a good win for us, a division win at home,” guard T.J. Lang said. “Early in the season like this, you don’t celebrate the wins too hard, but we knew going 1-3 wasn’t an option for us today. We had to go out there and get that win. We’ve still got a lot of football left.”

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