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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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Posted Nov 15, 2013

Packers have to defend against deep ball; front four still Giants’ strength

GREEN BAY—They are two teams and two coaching staffs that know each other well. Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers served in the same capacity for Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin in Jacksonville, where current Giants Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell was Capers’ defensive backs coach.

“Any time you play a Tom Coughlin team you know you’re going to face a tough, physical team and field position is going to be important for them,” Capers said.

The Packers and Giants will meet in MetLife Stadium this Sunday in a game of critical importance to both teams’ playoff hopes. The Packers (5-4) need to end a two-game losing streak that has seen them fall out of first place in the NFC North. The Giants (3-6) need a win to keep their flickering playoff hopes alive.

“They’re the Giants. They play a physical style. Eli (Manning) is a veteran quarterback. They probably feel like they’ve gotten back into a groove. They’re playing more like the Giants play,” Capers added.

Coughlin’s team has won three straight following an 0-6 start. Manning is having one of the worst years of his career – 16 interceptions and a 68.5 passer rating – but the Giants finally found a running game in last week’s win over the Raiders, and mixing run and pass has always been a staple of Coughlin’s offenses.

“Balance is the key. The running game had a little bit of success, gives us the balance that we need to be able to go ahead and have a good mix and hopefully take advantage of some of the things we do in the passing game,” Coughlin said earlier this week.

“You’re going to get 4-5 shots downfield,” Capers said of the play-action passing game Coughlin likes to employ. “You have to be able to play the deep ball because they’re going to throw it deep.”

The Packers were not able to defend against the deep ball last Sunday, when the Eagles connected on three touchdown passes over the top of the Packers defense. The Packers will have something this week, however, they didn’t have against the Eagles: a two-handed Clay Matthews.

Matthews returned to action last Sunday for the first time since the fourth game of the season, when he sustained a thumb injury that required surgery. His right hand was wrapped in a large ball of tape that prevented Matthews from using his hand. For this game, the wrap has been greatly reduced and it’s hoped Matthews will be more like his old self.

“It’s good to have Clay back. Clay’s had some good games against them,” Capers said.

On the offensive side of the ball, coordinator Tom Clements is counting on quarterback Scott Tolzien, who’ll be making his first pro start, to play with the poise and production he did against the Eagles, after being summoned from the bench on just the second series of the game.

“That Tolzien kid comes in and does a good job; he really did. You gotta give credit to the guy, the young man. First of all, he didn’t even know he was going to play and then he plays the majority of the game,” Coughlin said.

The Packers signed quarterback Matt Flynn this week. Flynn was Aaron Rodgers’ backup from 2008-11 and set Packers all-time passing records in the team’s win over the Lions in the 2011 regular-season finale.

“He looks like the same guy he was two years ago,” Clements said. “You really can’t tell he’s been away for so long.”

Flynn isn’t likely to have any difficulty remembering the Giants from 2011, when the Packers beat them in New York in the regular season and then lost to them in the playoffs in Lambeau Field.

“I don’t know what the reason is for their lack of sacks, but the players they have are good players. We expect them to be bringing it. The front four is still the strength of their team,” Clements said.

Not much has changed, except the teams’ records and the desperation they’ll each face this Sunday.

Additional coverage - Nov. 15

 
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