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.


Woodson, Driver stay 'young' in win

Posted Oct 2, 2011

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was the young gun who shined brightest, but two older guys got a well-deserved moment in the sun on Sunday, as well.

Veterans Charles Woodson and Donald Driver both found the end zone in Green Bay’s 49-23 victory over Denver at Lambeau Field, and their touchdowns were remarkable in different ways.

For Woodson, his pick-six of a Kyle Orton pass late in the first quarter was his 11th interception return for a touchdown in his career. It moved him into a tie for second place in NFL history in that category with Darren Sharper, just one behind Rod Woodson, and don’t think Green Bay’s Woodson doesn’t know it.

“No question,” he said when asked if he thinks about how close he is to first place all-time. “I’m almost there. I plan on getting it this year. We’ll see.”

Coincidentally, Woodson’s 10th INT-TD came in Week 4 last season, but then he didn’t have another one the rest of the year. This one was considerably easier than last year’s diving effort and long run, as he slid in front of receiver Eric Decker and a short route in the flat, and Orton’s throw came right to him.

Woodson said he bobbled it for just a moment, but as soon as he secured it he saw Decker stumbling and knew he had a clear path to the end zone, just 30 yards away.

“You don’t get many like that,” he said. “I was able to just jump up underneath it and the ball was coming. I just had to make the catch at that point. That was the hardest part of it.”

The interception was his third this season and the 50th of his career in regular-season games. Thirty-three of those 50 have come since joining the Packers in 2006, and in that time he has returned an interception for a touchdown at least once each season, the only player in league history to do so six straight years.

With Sunday’s touchdown, Woodson also extended two team records. It was his ninth interception return for a touchdown with the Packers and his 10th defensive touchdown for Green Bay. He already held both records prior to this season.

“It feels good,” he said. “When I think about coming into this league, I came in to be somebody who’ll be remembered after they’re done playing, and I think I’ve been able to do some great things in this game to assure that.

“I’m one step off of Rod. Fifty career picks is a huge deal for me. But I don’t feel like I’m done by far, so hopefully there’s a lot more to come.”

Driver is hoping the same thing, though he admitted he wondered for a moment if it was all coming to an end when he injured his knee on Sunday.

He said he was “leg-swiped” by a Denver defender at the goal line on Rodgers’ first touchdown run early in the second quarter. His leg went numb and he couldn’t move it. Driver was carted off the field and taken to the locker room for x-rays, which turned out to be negative.

“When I went off the field, the first thing I said was, ‘God, please, please, don’t let this be it for me,’” Driver said. “He gave me an opportunity to give it one more shot.”

Not only did everything go fine with the x-rays and examination, but Driver came running back out of the tunnel at halftime to cheers from the Lambeau Field faithful.

“The doc told me to relax and take a shower,” said Driver, who missed time last season with a quadriceps injury, the first injury to sideline him since 2003. “I said I’m not taking a shower. I have to go finish the game.”

Driver punctuated his remarkable return with a touchdown catch midway through the fourth quarter, an 8-yard strike from Rodgers that pushed the Packers’ total to 49 points on the day.

It was Driver’s first touchdown of the season, and his first in a span of 12 games dating back to his highlight-reel, tackle-breaking, 61-yard jaunt against San Francisco last December.

He even did a “Lambeau Leap” to celebrate, though he did it off of one leg, which he said was reminiscent of his days as a high-jumper at Alcorn State more than 13 years ago.

“He’s like the ultimate gladiator,” said fellow receiver Greg Jennings. “He’s going to find a way to get back up and jump in that game and give you everything he has to offer.

“He’s an old-school gladiator. He wouldn’t have fought with any boxing gloves, I’ll tell you that.”

Jennings led a banner day for the receiving corps, with seven catches for 103 yards. Seven players caught at least two passes from Rodgers, four scored touchdowns and three compiled at least 75 yards.

“What he was able to do today, he being Aaron, spreading he ball around, getting everyone involved, it’s a tough task for him,” Jennings said. “It’s a credit to him and all of us working to try to get open to make sure that when our number is called we can make a play.”

Even the older guys, one on each side of the ball.

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