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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.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • 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 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.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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Packers' heart finds more hurt in San Francisco

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Alleged bad call contributes to 34-28 loss to 49ers

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers tries outrun 49ers LB Aldon Smith. VIEW PHOTOS

SAN FRANCISCO—It was the third time in a year, exactly a year, but this one was very different. This was a game the Packers can honestly say they should’ve won.

The 49ers scored a 34-28 win over the Packers in the season opener at Candlestick Park on Sunday, but it was a 49ers win shrouded by what is believed to have been the botched assessment of a penalty, and it was a loss by the Packers in which they stood toe to toe and held their own against a team that physically dominated them a year ago.

This one was a shootout, and the Packers appeared as though they might have won it when Aaron Rodgers took his team 76 yards to the go-ahead touchdown with 8:26 to play in the game, but 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick one-upped Rodgers, leaving the visitors to take a lot of hurt back to Green Bay, again.

“That’s part of the game,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said when asked about Referee Bill Leavy’s alleged mishandling of a dual-penalty situation late in the first half. “The ball doesn’t always bounce your way. They made more big plays than us. Boldin had a helluva day. Time of possession was also probably a big advantage for the 49ers.”

With the game tied, 7-7, in the second quarter, Clay Matthews was flagged for a late hit out of bounds on Kaepernick. The 49ers’ Joe Staley was then flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. Leavy ruled that the down be replayed, and Kaepernick then threw a touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin. Reports are the assessment of the fouls should’ve left the 49ers facing fourth down, which likely would’ve resulted in a field goal attempt.

McCarthy kept his focus on the performance of his team, which he deemed not good enough. It began with a missed assignment on the second play of the game that resulted in Aaron Rodgers being sacked, graduated to an Eddie Lacy fumble that led to the 49ers’ second touchdown and resulted in Lacy being benched for much of the remainder of the game, and included a pass that bounced out of Jermichael Finley’s hands and into the hands of 49ers rookie safety Eric Reid.

“Horrendous start. I pulled him out of the game. I thought he picked it up in the second half,” McCarthy said of Lacy.

“This is not the way we intended to come out here today. We weren’t sharp enough.”

McCarthy complimented Kaepernick, the star of the game, who completed 27 of 39 passes for 412 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 129.4 passer rating. Rodgers was victimized by the interception that bounced out of Finley’s hands, though Finley redeemed himself by catching a short pass, breaking a tackle and scoring to tie the game at 14-14 in the final seconds of the first half. Rodgers finished with having completed 21 of 37 passes for 333 yards, three touchdowns, the one interception and a 102.6 passer rating.

“Every loss is frustrating. We put a lot into this. We didn’t play our best game and we have to score more points,” Rodgers said in assessment.

“I didn’t think we played our best game. You can’t turn the ball over like that. We have to score more points and (the defense) has to give up fewer points.”

The 49ers won the stats with a whopping 494 yards of offense to the Packers’ considerable output of 385. Time of possession was decidedly in the 49ers’ favor, 38:35-21:25, on a warm day in San Francisco.

“We’re 0-1 and we go back home,” Rodgers said.

Additional coverage - Sept. 8

 
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