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  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • 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.

     

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Passer rating not the tell-all stat it was

Posted Oct 13, 2013

Packers the more physical team in 19-17 win over Ravens

BALTIMORE—Finally, the Packers have achieved unpredictability.

Once, on an all-out blitz, Eddie Lacy ran by the Ravens for a 17-yard gain. Then, on a third-and-one when the Ravens were expecting a straight-ahead dose of Lacy, they got an Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson pass completion.

New-found balance in the Packers offense is starting to pay dividends. They can run and pass with equal aplomb, and the effects of that balance were evident with the game on the line on a third-and-three play with 1:53 left and the Packers nursing a two-point lead.

Would they give the ball to Lacy, who had pounded out a third-and-two conversion in the Packers’ previous possession? Or would the Packers entrust their quarterback, Rodgers, to make the game-clinching play?

Rodgers capitalized on that indecision to pitch a pass over the middle to Jermichael Finley. Fifty-two yards later, after Finley had safely tucked the ball and the game away at the Ravens 21-yard line, the Packers took a deep breath and began to savor the smell of victory.

This one had a particularly sweet smell to it, as evidenced by the loud celebration coming through the door that separated the Packers locker room from the media interview room. The Packers were proud of themselves for coming into the Ravens’ house and beating the Super Bowl champions at their own game: rock ’em, sock ’em football.

“The feeling we had in the locker room, those are the moments 20 years from now,” Rodgers said, his voice trailing off to avoid attaching too much significance to a regular-season win.

Green Bay has, yet, another 100-yard rusher. Lacy made it three for this season; James Starks and Johnathan Franklin are the other two. The irony is that through 15-1 and 11-5 seasons the previous two years, the Packers hadn’t produced a single 100-yard rusher. Their offense lived by the pass and seldom died by it, but their defense did.

The Packers outrushed the Ravens. Yeah, they outrushed the Ravens, long the epitome of physical football. On this day, and in the Ravens’ house, the Packers were the more physical team. They averaged 4.7 a carry. They won time of possession. They won the sack battle.

If you’d like to know just how different this Packers team is from its recent predecessors, consider this: The Packers lost the passer rating battle on Sunday by nearly 28 points, but never trailed in the game.

It was Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers who gave us a new tell-all stat back in the 2010 postseason, when Rodgers was the game’s hottest passer and outpointing every quarterback he faced. Capers said the team whose quarterback produced the higher passer rating would be the team that would win the game.

He was right. It almost always held true, but that was for a different Packers team. That was for a Packers team that wasn’t as well rounded as this Packers team is, and that’s why this Packers team offers more promise for December and January than the previous two did. This team has upside it has yet to tap.

“We knew this would be a clash between two heavyweights,” Coach Mike McCarthy said. “Clearly, one of the best regular-season games I’ve been a part of.”

Those words came from the mouth of a man known for offense. When has 19-17 ever been his kind of game? It is now.

It’s his kind of game, it’s his team’s kind of game and it’s slowly but surely becoming his quarterback’s kind of game because he’s back to making big plays. The deep ball is back and that’s Rodgers’ kind of game.

McCarthy was borderline giddy in his postgame assessment of the game. He loved everything about it.

“It was a great sideline all day. When I hear good chatter behind me, I know good things are ahead,” he said.

“This is a great team character-building win,” Rodgers said.

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