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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 practice in snow to be ready for Sunday

Posted Dec 20, 2013

Elusive Steelers receivers big concern for Packers defense


GREEN BAY—The Packers practiced in cold and snowy conditions similar to what they expect to see on Sunday at Lambeau Field, when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game of critical importance in the Packers’ pursuit of a third consecutive NFC North title.

“It’s different. That’s why you want to practice outside, so it’s not a shock when you have to do it on Sunday,” Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers said.

Capers is concerned about how snow might affect his defensive players’ pursuit of the Steelers’ elusive wide receivers, Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders. The Steelers love to throw the ball to Brown and Sanders on wide receiver screen plays that showcase their run-after-the-catch ability.

“You’ve got to play your leverage. You don’t want one-on-one, especially with the conditions we have out there today,” Capers said on Friday. “Ben (Roethlisberger) audibles to that any time he has a one-on-one.”

Brown has caught 95 passes for 1,307 yards and eight touchdowns, replacing Mike Wallace as the team’s premier receiver. Sanders has 63 catches for 707 yards and five touchdowns.

“Roethlisberger is playing very well right now,” Capers said of the Steelers quarterback, who’s thrown for 3,915 yards, 25 touchdowns and a 94.3 passer rating.

Pass protection has been the weakness in the Steelers offense. Roethlisberger has been sacked 40 times and hurries are an expectation for a quarterback who extends plays as well as any passer in the league.

The Steelers are not running the ball with their usual aplomb. They are a lowly 31st in the league and rookie running back Le’Veon Bell is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry, but Capers cautioned a reporter when he made reference to that stat.

“That’s deceiving. This running back is a really good player. They’ll try to get him isolated and matched up one-on-one. They’re running the ball better than they have all year,” Capers said.

Fueling his concern for stopping the run is the loss of Johnny Jolly this week to a shoulder and neck injury that has effectively ended his season. Rookie defensive lineman Josh Boyd will likely inherit Jolly’s playing time.

Special Teams Coordinator Shawn Slocum is also monitoring the weather, the forecast of which for Sunday is calling for wind and significant snow fall.

“We’re prepared to play in any weather conditions. You have poor footing. The ball doesn’t travel as far. I think the advantage is with the guy with the ball in his hand because he knows where he’s going,” Slocum said.

Brown returned a punt for a touchdown last week against the Bengals.

“He’s one of the best. He puts his foot in the ground and he’s a good north-south runner,” Slocum said of Brown.

Offensive Coordinator Tom Clements has the perfect answer to Brown, rookie running back Eddie Lacy, a power runner built for bad conditions. Lacy topped the 1,000-yard mark last Sunday and has given the Packers a running game the likes of which they haven’t enjoyed in a long time.

“He gives us the ability to get hard runs, short-yardage runs, run it in from the red zone. In past years, we haven’t always had that,” Clements said.

Snow was dominating final preparations for Sunday’s game on Friday.

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