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  • 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.

  • Sun., Jul. 27, 2014 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Sun., Jul. 27, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.
  • Mon., Jul. 28, 2014 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Mon., Jul. 28, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.
  • Wed., Jul. 30, 2014 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.

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Signature Snaps: Top 5 special teams plays

Posted Feb 13, 2014

Watch the video and vote for your favorite in the poll


GREEN BAY—Signature Snaps is back, our look at the top plays from the previous season, along with a poll allowing you to vote for your favorite.

We’ll continue our review of 2013 with the top five special teams plays, listed and described here in chronological order.

Be sure to watch the video and vote in the poll. The top vote-getter in each Signature Snaps category will qualify for the final posting in the series, Play of the Year.

Top 5 special teams plays of 2013

Micah Hyde, 93-yard punt return TD at Minnesota, Week 8

Two weeks prior, Hyde had taken the reins on punt returns in Baltimore, and late in the first half in Minnesota he helped break open the game with a 93-yard run to paydirt, the Packers’ longest punt return in six years and tied for the fourth longest all-time. It gave the Packers a 24-10 lead in a game they would eventually win, 44-31.

Jamari Lattimore, blocked punt vs. Chicago, Week 9

With QB Aaron Rodgers out of the game, the Packers got a big lift from their special teams against the Bears. Late in the first quarter with Chicago ahead 7-6, Lattimore came unblocked and smothered Bears punter Adam Podlesh’s kick; Podlesh had never previously had a punt blocked in his career. Packers S Chris Banjo recovered the ball and one play later RB James Starks ran 32 yards for a TD to give the Packers the lead.

Jamari Lattimore, onside kick recovery vs. Chicago, Week 9

Another big play from the special teams and Lattimore came early in the third quarter, right after the Packers had tied the game at 17. The surprise onside kick was recovered by Lattimore near midfield, and the Packers took advantage to drive for a go-ahead field goal.

Mason Crosby, 57-yard FG at N.Y. Giants, Week 11

In an impressive bounce-back season, Crosby hit five field goals from 50-plus yards, and this one came on the final play of the first half at MetLife Stadium and pulled the Packers to within 10-6 at intermission. It’s the longest outdoor field goal in team history, one yard shy of Crosby’s franchise-record 58-yarder in the Metrodome in 2011. Crosby also hit a second 57-yarder this past season, indoors at Dallas.

Micah Hyde, 70-yard kickoff return vs. Pittsburgh, Week 16

The Packers’ kickoff-return game never found its footing all season and eventually turned to Hyde, who hadn’t carried out the duty since high school. The Packers had just given up the go-ahead touchdown to the Steelers with 1:25 left when Hyde took the ensuing kickoff, cut to his right and found a seam, going 70 yards in all for the team’s longest kickoff return of the season. The Packers offense eventually reached the 1-yard line in the closing moments of the game but couldn’t get the tying score.

Be sure to watch the video and vote for your favorite in the poll.

 
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