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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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Vic Ketchman

Vic Ketchman is a veteran of 40 NFL seasons and has covered the Steelers and Jaguars prior to coming to Green Bay.

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Homefield next, then comes the big one

Posted Dec 11, 2011

The Packers are a win away from a clean sweep of their goals, except for the one big bonus goal to which the nation’s attention will turn over the next three weeks: Will the Packers become the next team to challenge an undefeated season?

At 13-0 following a 46-16 beat-down of the Oakland Raiders, the Packers will clinch homefield advantage throughout the playoffs with one more win; it can happen as soon as next Sunday in Kansas City. An undefeated season, of course, goes beyond preseason goals; it’s something no team has achieved in the 19-0 era.

“It’s all about Kansas City. This is the target. This is the next mile marker. That’s where my mind is. It’s about the Chiefs,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said following the win over the Raiders, a victory so lopsided that the second half was little more than an exercise in clock expiration.

The Packers enjoy a three-game lead with three games to play in the NFC homefield race. No one thinks the Packers will collapse in what’s left of the season; the pursuit of an undefeated season would seem to be the realistic challenge and, even at that, the final two games of the regular season will be played at Lambeau Field.

“We were in control of the game the whole second half. We’re happy with the victory,” McCarthy said of a win that included five takeaways and a fumble return for a touchdown by the Packers defense. “You want to get the heck out of there; play smart, be smart with the clock, keep your players in clean plays.

“I thought they were flying around,” McCarthy said of his defense, which played without linebackers A.J. Hawk and Desmond Bishop for a second consecutive week. Hawk was available to play but McCarthy decided to give him another full week of rest when the game got out of hand.

“The final score represents my assessment. Very impressed with all three phases in the first half,” McCarthy said.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for 281 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and a 96.7 passer rating that is his lowest of the season. He was also sacked three times.

If those numbers paint a picture of something less than a dominant performance by Rodgers, then they aren’t telling the whole truth. Rodgers buried the Raiders under an avalanche of early-game completions and his lone interception was the result of a pass in the end zone that bounced off tight end Jermichael Finley’s chest and could just as easily have been Rodgers’ 40th touchdown pass of the season. Rodgers needs 11 touchdown passes in the final three regular-season games to tie Tom Brady for the most touchdown passes in a season, 50.

Rodgers led an offense that used the no-huddle exclusively in the first half, as the Packers continued to increase the pace of their offensive attack.

“Our quarterback is outstanding at handling the no-huddle. He has the best seat in the house. We’re playing at home. We knew our defense would have a chance to go out and jump on these people,” McCarthy explained.

The Packers’ main concern following the game was for the severity of a knee injury wide receiver Greg Jennings sustained in the second half. Jennings gave fans a thumb-up signal as he left the field on a cart.

“I do not have a feel for the severity of his injury,” McCarthy told reporters. He classified it as a “knee sprain.”

“It didn’t look very good but we’ll see what the MRI says tomorrow, but we have a first-round bye wrapped up so he has five weeks,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers added another receiver to his list of pass-catchers this season, as rookie tight end Ryan Taylor caught a four-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. It is Taylor’s first reception as a pro.

“My style has always been to go for the open guy. It’s fun to see that many guys get into the end zone,” Rodgers said of having thrown touchdown passes to nine players this season.

Jordy Nelson caught a 37-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. It gives Nelson the team lead with 10 touchdown receptions.

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