Coming Up
  • 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.

  • 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 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

  • 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.


Mike Spofford

Mike Spofford has worked as a sportswriter in Wisconsin since 1995 and has been a staff writer since 2006. He has covered the Packers' last two Super Bowl appearances, XXXII and XLV.


Packers focused on little picture

Posted Dec 1, 2011

As the questions about a possible 16-0 season have inevitably crept into the Packers’ locker room this week, the team has devised a rather constructive – without being dismissive – way of answering them.

It’s not the goal, at least not yet.

Other more immediate accomplishments are on the horizon, namely winning the NFC North title for the first time in four years and then securing the conference’s No. 1 seed, with the first-round bye and home-field advantage that go with it.

Those are the targets the Packers are focused on right now because, as unavoidable as the 16-0 topic is, it’s impossible to reach 16-0 this week or next week or the week after. The approach is another spin on the “one game at a time” mantra within which “one game” can mean more than just one win at this stage of the season.

“I’ve laid out the goals time and time again from the first day we came together in training camp,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said, “and it hasn’t changed.”

As usual, quarterback Aaron Rodgers is on the same page.

“It’s not about not talking about it,” Rodgers said of going undefeated. “Right now we have other goals. We’re trying to wrap up the division, get a home playoff game secured, and if we’re fortunate enough to be sitting at 14 or 15-0, then we’ll talk about it a little bit.”

They could be talking about it sooner than they think.

Even though five regular-season games remain, it’s possible the Packers could be NFC North champs by the time their charter plane returns to Green Bay on Sunday night.

If the Packers beat the Giants and the Lions lose to the Saints in Sunday’s prime-time game, the division is clinched. The Packers can even clinch the division with a loss to the Giants, provided both the Lions and the Bears lose on Sunday. Chicago hosts Kansas City in an early game.

As for the NFC’s No. 1 seed and homefield advantage, several teams mathematically still have a shot at it, but the closest pursuers are the 49ers, who are 9-2, and the Saints at 8-3.

Heading into this week’s games, any combination of Green Bay wins and San Francisco losses totaling four will assure the Packers a higher playoff seed than the 49ers. Regarding the Saints, the total of Green Bay wins and New Orleans losses need be just two, because the Packers own the head-to-head tiebreaker from the season-opener.

That’s really all there is to the playoff scenarios for the 11-0 Packers at the moment, but it’s enough to keep everyone’s attention where it should be.

“Talking about 16 is very immature and premature,” receiver Greg Jennings said. “We’re not going to overlook one team thinking about going 16-0.”

The Packers haven’t even given much thought to the fact that they’ve won 17 games in a row now, a streak that’s longer than a full regular season. It began with the Week 16 matchup against the Giants last year.

Center Scott Wells said he “honestly” doesn’t think about it. Rodgers recalled that his junior varsity high school team went 10-0 and he was on a seventh-grade basketball team that won somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 straight, but his recollections were off the cuff.

This week, the Packers have been more interested in rejuvenation than reflection after receiving four days off following the Thanksgiving win. Getting that kind of break nearly three-fourths of the way through the regular-season grind is rare but beneficial.

“I’d like to think our football team has fresh legs,” said McCarthy, who also switched the team this week to its winter schedule, with practice and meetings shortened a bit. “Anytime you give your team three or four days off, that’s a huge bonus, especially in December.”

With only five players on the injury report, McCarthy likes the overall health of his team heading into the stretch run.

He must also like its mentality, no matter the amount of curiosity surrounding how long the current “run” will continue.

“I think we’re embracing it and we’re not shying away from it,” linebacker Clay Matthews said. “We’ve been able to stay undefeated for a while now, but we have to get to 12-0 to get to …

“We understand the big picture here.”

Additional coverage - Dec. 1
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