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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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Loss gives Packers singleness of purpose

Posted Dec 18, 2011

KANSAS CITY—Mike McCarthy regretted the lost opportunity to clinch home-field advantage. Aaron Rodgers was more concerned about how the Packers played in losing their first game in nearly a year. Veteran Donald Driver wanted the perfect season.

“It hurts because that’s something special,” Driver said following the Packers’ 19-14 loss to the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. “The perfect season is over now. We know we have five games left to win the whole thing.”

If there’s a positive in the Packers’ loss to the Chiefs, it’s that the goal is now clearly defined. It is singular. It’s not win the Super Bowl and go undefeated. It’s just: Win the Super Bowl.

When McCarthy addresses the media on Monday, he won’t be confronted by questions of whether or not he’ll rest his starters in the final two games. Had the Packers won in Kansas City, those questions would’ve not only been inevitable, they would’ve been epidemic.

That won’t happen on Monday. The loss to the Chiefs cancelled that drama, which was rapidly becoming an irritation. McCarthy need only speak of gifting the Packers fan base with a win over the Bears on Christmas night, which would clinch home-field throughout the playoffs – the Steelers could do that for the Packers by beating the 49ers on Monday night – and addressing the obvious and less-irritating question of whether or not he will rest his starters in the regular-season finale against the Lions.

All of that is not nearly as dramatic, or as annoying, as it would’ve been had the Packers been 14-0 on Monday. It’s almost refreshing that they’re not.

Will the loss help re-focus the team? Driver said it will.

“You lose a game you know you’re supposed to win. Get ready for the next games left and get ready for the playoffs after that. It’s been a year since we lost and that’s something special. We have something better to look forward to and that’s Super Bowl XLVI,” Driver said.

As it pertains to that pursuit, the Packers will have to look long and analytically at what the Chiefs did to win. The Chiefs married an aggressive, press pass-coverage scheme with an in-your-face pass-rush that forced Packers receivers to cut their routes short, and that disrupted the timing of the Packers’ precision passing attack.

“They challenged us. That’s the way you stop a team that can throw the football. They pressed us from the time we got off the bus,” McCarthy said.

Driver offered a slightly different slant.

“Their press coverage didn’t do anything. They pressured our quarterback. You could tell the receivers had to cut their routes down. We knew they were going to play aggressive,” Driver said.

“We have to make plays down the middle of the field when they have their safeties so wide,” Rodgers said.

The Bears, Lions and every team the Packers will face in the postseason are going to spend a lot of time with the tape of Sunday’s game. They’re going to see the press coverage and the pass-rush and they’re going to decide that’s the way to beat the Packers, and the Packers know they’re going to see the Chiefs’ game plan again, hopefully three more times in the postseason.

That’s the way it is in the copycat NFL.

It was, yet, another cathartic result of the loss to the Chiefs. You might say the Chiefs did the Packers a favor: They made what remains of the season crystal clear, in terms of what the Packers have to do and how they have to do it.

“The Super Bowl is the goal; 16-0 is just three games away from the ultimate goal,” Rodgers said. “It’s nice to go a calendar year without feeling like this. Hopefully, we’ll play the way we want to play.”

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