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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 PM CDT Ask Vic Day

    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • 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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Redskins defensive strategy invited the pass

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Packers still able to run the ball

GREEN BAY—Something different happened at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

“They played a lot of one high,” Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said of the Redskins’ defensive strategy.

Huh? A single safety in the middle of the field against a team that would rather throw the ball than run it? Did something happen since the Packers saw a steady dose of two safeties in the middle of the field last season?

Yeah, the Redskins loaded up against the run. They invited Rodgers to attack the secondary, and he did, 42 times for a record-setting 480 yards.

Here’s the best news of all: The Redskins still couldn’t stop the Packers’ running game.

Mike McCarthy wrinkles his nose at run-the-ball questions. His body language suggests that such queries are from the “Stone Age” of football but, hey, coach, what’s not to like about a run-pass balance that produced 580 yards, 28 first downs and a degree of frustration that left one Redskins defensive back to spread his arms to his sideline, as if to say, “What do you want us to do?”

“Run-pass balance, it’s more about the things you’re able to stay in at the line of scrimmage. We don’t get as caught up in it,” McCarthy said.

Rodgers seemed to like it. Only four of his pass attempts weren’t caught, and his stats are the thing of which MVPs are awarded.

“I think it was more the running game and the way they played,” Rodgers said.

Yes, one safety in the middle of the field is better than two safeties in the middle of the field, if the thing you want to do the most is throw short passes that produce long runs, or even long passes that produce no runs. Rodgers threw passes of both varieties on Sunday. That’s Packers football.

This was the kind of win the Packers needed. They needed to wallop somebody. They needed to do it in all three phases. They needed to quiet the critics that want to label the Packers as being soft. They needed to execute a run-pass balance that’ll cause future opponents to pick their poison.

Maybe most of all, they needed to win this game to prove to themselves the loss in San Francisco is, indeed, in the rearview mirror, and that they would not allow that loss to haunt them as the one last January had for an entire offseason.

“We were disappointed but we tried to take the positives from it,” Rodgers said when asked to describe the Packers’ mindset as the week began. “There was urgency. There was a better focus from the guys. I’m proud of the guys for their focus.”

Did the coach sense Sunday’s performance coming as he observed his team in practice last week?

“No,” McCarthy said. “We’ll be better this week. The energy is incredible. There’s a different personality to this football team. This team has a chance to be really good. It has a lot of good football in front of it.”

McCarthy’s team was really good on Sunday. It was a loss the likes of which Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan is not accustomed. Shanahan’s team was the unlikely subject of an ambush. Coming off the loss in San Francisco, the Packers were an angry team. They needed to take it out on someone, and the Redskins became that team.

“I like the vibe of this team,” Rodgers said. “I think you’re seeing some leaders step up. Guys that are respected leaders in the locker room are taking a bigger role in the locker room, especially vocally. That’s not my forte.”

That’s OK. He does some other things pretty well.

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