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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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Thanksgiving time to take a look at the playoff race

Posted Nov 22, 2012


Thanksgiving is to pro football as the Fourth of July is to baseball. They are the points in their respective seasons when we take a look at the playoff chase and pennant race.

So let’s do that for the Packers and Giants, since they’re immediately headed for a showdown game in New York on Sunday night, and since the two teams are currently No. 3 and No. 4 in the NFC playoff race.

Each team might need to win, depending on what the Bears and Cowboys do, to maintain their lead in their respective divisions. The tiebreaker for the No. 3 seed in the NFC playoffs might also be at stake, but there’s too much of the season remaining and too many variables to be concerned about seeding right now.

The Giants have a rugged finishing schedule. The 7-3 Packers are one of the most demanding dates on that closing slate, which also includes games at Washington, Atlanta and Baltimore, and home dates against New Orleans and Philadelphia. Against that kind of schedule, there are no guarantees for the defending Super Bowl champions. A loss on Sunday night could send Tom Coughlin’s team into a tailspin.

A win by the Packers on Sunday night would really set the table for the team from Green Bay to focus on it’s drive for the division title. Four of the Packers’ five remaining games will be against NFC North foes. The only non-division game remaining on the Packers’ schedule is a Dec. 23 date with a visiting Titans team that will have long since been reduced to also-ran status.

You might say Sunday’s game is a feel-good contest. The team that wins is going to feel real good about itself. The team that loses could enter December with its backed pressed against the wall.

Here are 10 things the Packers have to do to beat the Giants.

1. Protect Aaron RodgersJustin Tuck clinched this “thing” as No. 1 when he announced on Wednesday that sacking and pressuring Rodgers is the focal point of the Giants’ defensive game plan. It worked for them last January.

2. Make the Giants play the run—Rodgers can’t be protected without doing this.

3. Use the game plan from last week—The Packers shut down the NFL’s No. 1 passing attack without the services of Clay Matthews, the Packers’ best pass rusher.

4. Make the kicks—Trying to win games late in the season and on the road against championship-caliber teams usually requires crunch-time field goals. It did when the Packers beat the Giants in New York last year.

5. Rush from the inside—Eli Manning has always had a penchant for throwing off his back foot when he gets pressure in his face.

6. Circle the wagons—The Giants are on a two-game losing streak and coming off a bye. They will be rested, ready and focused for this one.

7. Return one—The Giants have been vulnerable in punt coverage.

8. Block Pierre-Paul—He’s their Lawrence Taylor. Jason Pierre-Paul must be neutralized to have any chance of winning.

9. Stop the run—Ahmad Bradshaw is averaging 4.5 yards per carry, and do not go to sleep on Andre Brown and his 5.4 a carry and seven touchdowns.

10. Intercept Manning—He’s thrown 11 of them.

Additional coverage - Nov. 22
 
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