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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 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. 

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    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.

     
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    ‘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 offense wants more feast, less famine

Posted Sep 11, 2013

QB Aaron Rodgers: “It’s on us. We have to score more points.”


GREEN BAY—Four long touchdown drives against one of the league’s top defenses isn’t a bad day’s work, but five three-and-outs isn’t acceptable to one of the league’s top offenses.

If there’s one thing the Packers are striving for in Week 2 after such an up-and-down offensive performance in San Francisco, it’s more consistent production. The benefits are obvious – getting more opportunities to score, changing field position, giving the defense rest.

The Packers employed a lot of no-huddle in Week 1, and when it got rolling, it was highly effective. When it didn’t, the consequences were significant.

“We have to be more consistent and help our defense out a little bit,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said on Wednesday. “We lost the time of possession battle pretty significantly (38:35 to 21:25). That puts a stress on our defense. We also had four scoring drives over 60 yards. It was the good with the bad.”

Two of the three-and-outs included the only two sacks of Rodgers on the day, while penalties immediately preceded both of the offense’s turnovers. Including the giveaways, the total of either fruitless or damaging possessions was seven.

“The negative plays are really the setback,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “It disrupts your rhythm.”

When the Packers were in rhythm, Jordy Nelson (seven catches, 130 yards, one TD) and Randall Cobb (7-108-1) were big reasons despite neither catching a pass in the preseason due to injuries. Their timing with Rodgers looked smooth, and both had their share of key grabs, none more eye-catching than Nelson’s 37-yard spinning, tip-toe job along the sideline to set up the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.

“Jordy Nelson is a prime-time player,” McCarthy said. “It was great to get him back. I thought he got off to a big start. Jordy was Jordy.”

James Jones didn’t enjoy such a great start, however, even though he was the healthiest of the top three receivers last month. Jones didn’t have a reception and had only two passes thrown his way, but a player McCarthy referred to as a “class act” and an “emerging leader” wasn’t sweating one quiet game.

“There ain’t anything to yap about,” Jones said. “We’re just trying to win. I’d be real selfish if I came in here, had an attitude or something about the way my teammates played. Jordy had a great game, Randall had a great game. I’m happy for all those dudes. I’m the one who said we were all going to have 1,000 (yards).

“I wish we would have won, but I ain’t mad about it. I know the ball will come. Every game you’re not going to get 10 passes. Just keep grinding. That’s how I’ve been my whole career. Just keep working.”

A similar approach by Jermichael Finley (5-56-1) paid off within the 49ers game. On the next series after Finley had a slant pass bounce off his hands and into San Francisco safety Eric Reid’s for an interception, Rodgers hit Finley for 13 yards on the first play and then capped the drive with a 12-yard TD to the big tight end.

Finley, who missed Wednesday's practice with a toe injury, called the sequence “huge” for him, having Rodgers get him back into the flow right after a miscue. Rodgers’ message was to get used to it.

“All year, it’s not going to be about going back to Jermichael, it’s going to be about going to Jermichael because he’s open, he’s talented and the ball is going to come his way,” Rodgers said. “That’s basically what I told him on the sideline (after the interception). Nothing’s changed. He’s still a go-to guy in this offense, a guy who gets open for us, and you have to find ways to get him the football.

“Regardless of what happens out there, he’s going to be seeing the ball come his way a lot.”

The Packers also will continue using their no-huddle plenty. It’s a given it’s in the game plan this week after Philadelphia and new coach Chip Kelly’s ultra-fast-paced offense ran 53 plays for more than 300 yards in the first half on Monday night against the Washington Redskins, who visit Lambeau Field on Sunday.

“That’s what we want to do with our no-huddle as well,” Nelson said. “It won’t be as fast as what Coach Kelly is trying to do, but we want to push the tempo, get the defense on their heels. I think the Eagles did a good job on first down, staying ahead of the chains and getting first downs. That’s when you can get the tempo really rolling.”

The goal, of course, is for more reliable and less feast-or-famine results.

“It’s on us. We have to score more points,” Rodgers said. “We feel like we should get into scoring territory every possession, and obviously if we don’t do that, we look in the mirror and we say there were things we could have done better.

“Regardless of how many points our defense gives up or doesn’t give up, we know we’ve got to outscore the opponent, and that’s about us.”

Additional coverage - Sept. 11

 
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