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  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     
  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

     

‘Long’ week ends with 23-10 win

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on September 13, 2012 – 10:41 pm

Five days of worry came to a happy ending for Packers fans on Thursday, as the Packers rallied from an opening-day loss to score a 23-10 win over the Chicago Bears.

Beating the Bears isn’t something new to the Packers, who’ve now measured their NFC North rivals to the south for the seventh time in the last eight meetings between the two teams. What’s surprising, and most encouraging, is how the Packers scored this most recent win.

Defense was the star of the game. After having been roughed up by the 49ers on opening day, the Packers defense rallied with arguably its best performance in two years.

The Packers defense held the Bears to 168 yards of offense. It intercepted Bears quarterback Jay Cutler four times and buried him under an avalanche of sacks.

A 13-0 halftime lead was pushed to 16-3 early in the fourth quarter with a clutch, 54-yard field goal by Mason Crosby. Then an old hand at this rivalry, Donald Driver, closed the door on the Bears with a 26-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Reserve tight end Tom Crabtree made the critical play of the first half. Crabtree scored on a 27-yard touchdown pass from holder Tim Masthay, with 1:50 to play in the half, on a fourth down fake field goal play. The touchdown rescued a dominant first-half performance by the Packers that ran the risk of being largely wasted.

The Packers held a 201-47 yardage advantage over the Bears in the first half, and nearly seven minutes more time of possession, but struggled to score. Rodgers had two passes dropped, one by Jordy Nelson and the other by Jermichael Finley. A holding penalty against T.J. Lang canceled another potential scoring drive.

Tramon Williams intercepted Cutler with 1:07 to play in the first half, giving the Packers the ball at the Bears 48 yard line. The Packers then jockeyed into field goal position – thanks to a dropped interception by Lance Briggs and a 16-yard screen pass to John Kuhn – from which Crosby booted a 35-yard field goal. Crosby opened the scoring with a 48-yard kick.

Randall Cobb gained 28 yards on a third-and-three run. Coach Mike McCarthy continues to use Cobb in creative ways. He also caught a pass for 20 yards.

Linebacker Clay Matthews continued his fast start to the season by registering 3.5 sacks.

Cedric Benson revived the Packers’ running game. Following a game in which he gained just 18 yards on nine rushing attempts, Benson rushed 20 times for 81 yards.

 


Posted in Packers.com Blog | 45 Comments »


45 Responses to “‘Long’ week ends with 23-10 win”

  1. By William Quinones on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    Great game, guys. But that TD from the “little cubs” could have been prevented. Go pack go!

  2. By John on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    All the haters who came here after the 49ers game, please exhale now!

  3. By uranus revealed!™ on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    what do bears fans do after they win the Superbowl?

    they shut off their Xbox and go to bed

  4. By cindy sturm on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    Can someone tell us what happened to Cobb? I don’t remember seeing him inthe second half. Is he ay?

  5. By Cory on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    Never thought I would ever say this during this season, but the defense carried the offense. Clay Matthews looked like Achilles from “Troy” out there.

  6. By Danny on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    i think we should still fire dom capers……

  7. By jason on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    The packs defense is going to get better week by week. They will win the NFC north, and will be back in the playoffs. This is reality to all the haters.

  8. By Gary on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    fire Dom Capers??????are you on drugs?????

  9. By Tiphanie on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    Clay!!! <3
    Awesome game.

  10. By JParker on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    The defense was suspect at times, yes, and, honestly, it looked like Williams’ catch could’ve been ruled a Bears’ ball…

    But that doesn’t matter tonight. THE PACK ARE BACK!

  11. By chen on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    can we please sue D. Driver more? Clay the beast is back.

  12. By chen on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    please don’t pull Driver out, he is our only hope in Offense.

  13. By Patrick on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with Danny, lets fire capers. 7 sacks, bears #1 reciever held to 24 yards. Yeah, fire Capers… We should be promoting Walden to Perry’s spot opposite Clay. Walden is back and like magic so is the pass rush.

  14. By Nick on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    @JParker

    Why should he be fired? After 2 games…. And this one, in which we dominated holding them under 250 yards, plus forcing 4 picks and and 7 sacks?

    The only way I see him getting fired, is if he stinks it up for 14 more weeks…. I don’t see that happening either. As long as we get our sacks and turnovers he’s good.

  15. By Oldtiger on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    I guess i will be the one to bring it up. THAT was some of the most crappy officiating I have seen in a long time. The plays are right in front of them, and they cannot call them. I wonder if they have orders to not create controversy. Mathews was tackled at the line of scrimmage half the time. Pass interference right in front of the zebras. Amazing!!!!!

  16. By kraig chaffin on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    i really think james jones should be on his way out of GB the guy cant catch or run routes

  17. By Allison on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    everybody knows that the Packers’ offense is great (even w/o Jennings). But to see the defense step up the way they did was a beautiful thing–and something we haven’t seen to the same degree in a few years (even when we won the SB and had a 15-1 season). Beautiful action on the line (Clay was a beast, especially), and the young guys looked like true NFL players–definitely getting comfortable in their roles. Our secondary didn’t mess around, either. Da Bears are never an easy game, and the Pack dominated. There was no way the Pack was gonna go 0-2. Not in our house, hell no!

  18. By Travis on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    Its about time the D shows up but i hope rogers has more tds but i think he will and hell a win’s a win and then if the d shows up rogers might not need to throw 46 tds for 4,700 yds like a year ago.

  19. By JParker on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    @Nick,

    I never said Dom Capers should be fired. That was in the above comments. I think you might have confused me with someone else.

  20. By Paul on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    Get the full highlight video up :) we want to share it on Facebook :P

    Great game :)

  21. By Donald Nordeng on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Jay Cutler for his performance this evening. We couldn’t have done it without you Jay!

  22. By Scott on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    This important message just in…………….
    The Bears Still Suck!

  23. By GO4IT_PACK on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    The defense will continue to get better. They have alot of youngsters playing and they are going to make mistakes. I am glad Bush and M.D. Jennings and CJ Wilson did not see the field. They are horrible. I will take my chances with the rookies on D. As for offense, teams are stopping the deep pass and ARod has got to learn to just move the chains if that is what they are giving us. No need to go deep. Benson will continue to get better as will the blocking on the O Line excluding Newhouse who is very average.

  24. By Scott on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    The refs still made some awful calls. Couldnt believe they said Woodson was touched on his interception…the same for McMillian on his as well…….refs also missed a number of holding calls on Matthews.

  25. By animal lover on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    Jones and Finley still showed how inconsistent they are. Nelson and Cobb had great games. Benson and support from the O line is finally coming along. Driver is under used- we should take advantage of him in his (likely) last season. I have concerns abut Jennings staying healthy.
    Newhouse needs to step it up. Who is backing him up when he goes out for a breather?

    Anyone know what Perry and Walden did in this game?

  26. By MontanaPackfan on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    Ditka,

    I posted the following after you chimed in on the Packer’s loss to the 49er’s where you all but guaranteed a Bears win. Not so quick to offer up your glib Chicago-land rhetoric now huh?

    Hey Ditka….nice to see your humble smears still smack of Bears tears from that NFC smackdown the Pack whipped on poor little Cutler. Is it true Ditka that Cutler was sent to ballet camp to see if he could find his feet? Hope so cause he will need to use them tonight as he’ll be running for his life. Will Cutler again feign hurt when the Bears are down two touchdowns and Cutler can’t find any answers or his feet?
    Roll on Green Roll on

  27. By Kenny on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    I thought the only chance we had to win, was in a shootout. I was dead wrong and glad of it.

    It’s encouraging to see the play of the young guys on Defense and Clay is just on a different level right now.

    I still have some concerns, especially for the run defense, going into Seattle and Marshawn Lynch. Also, with the pressure we are bringing, Wilson could hurt us with his legs.

    The Seahawks have a big, talented secondary as well. Which emphasizes the need for the Offense to be sharper than they have been thus far.

    Great win. It’s always nice to see the Bears trolls fade into the night, off our board, even if it’s only for a few weeks.

  28. By Albear on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder where BearsAllTheWay (or whatever his monicker is) has gone. I said yesterday with all his crowing I would cook up that crow for him after the game and now he is no whereto be found. Come on Bear you dinner is getting cold. I guess I’ll just have to wait till Dec. 16th when we play them again in Chicago. Bears fans will be out in full force. Little do they know that we will sweep them againg this year.

  29. By BIG CHEESE on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    Where is Ditka and BearTearsahead? Good game last night. Rushing, defense, special teams, and coaching.. But then again, it was only the Bears. Go Pack Go…

  30. By Smokey Joe on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    to the annoying dopes called bears fans that ran their big mouths on this site for the past month and a half….HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ……WAH HA HA HA HA HA ….

  31. By packerphil in floridq on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    i threw a lot of maybes into last comment. Wow, some of them seemed to rectify themselves. The D showed up with a bunch of the young new guys playing very well. I hope they can continue to do so. Capers defense showed he can still make calls. Didnt see to much of Bush in defense. Also, saw some tackles, instead of blocks. Impressive. Say a line block for runs, great. Might still need some offensive line blocking for Rodgers tho. LT may need some work there. Some of the guys still need to catch the ball a bit better. But as I said, we cant be a 15 and 1 team. that is asking a bit much. But we can be pretty darn good if this type of play continues. Maybe.

  32. By gbpfan4life on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Ditka, I guess some things never change. Still getting schooled by Nitschke, and the Packer defense.

    Hey BYA, Don’t get DEFENSIVE, {‘cus if ya did, yo butt wouldn’t be stinging’} but, the BEARS STILL SUCK.

  33. By turkessa on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    Good job hope the team win!

  34. By MontanaPackfan on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Cali and Big Cheese…nice to see you here again brothers!

    Roll on Green Roll on

  35. By MontanaPackfan on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    Great job Packers…coaches, players, and all who game planned the Bears’ demise; you definitely answered prayers and questions with this win.

    Roll on Green Roll on

  36. By Sandia on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    Last week, A Rod threw long on third and one, hoping for last year’s magic. This week, he played the short game. If they play us two deep, we can win with the short game if we are patient. A rod will not put up last year’s numbers, but everyone will have to play us like he will. So take what they give us, and keep up with the run game.

  37. By BIG CHEESE on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    Shout out Montana and Cali. This will be a very exciting, and an interesting season. I thought the game planning and executiion were excellent, and the Bears were lost, as ususal. Rodgers and receivers will get it together. Teams will now have to consider the Pack’s running game as well. Cobb will shine this year. Go Pack Go!

  38. By o,brotha on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    Was really surprised to see Aaron lighting up James Jones. It’s about time and honestly, long overdue. Aaron, being the consummate team player always say’s the right things while having the backs of his players really showed he can also lead!.

    Jones and Finley, especially, have been given way too many free passes to be silent anymore. Must all the planets be in perfect order for you guy’s not to drop balls sewn into your hands, and jersey’s, or not finishing your routes?. Is this game too big for you, honey!!

  39. By but,seriously! on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Ditka, bow to the Nitschke!

  40. By Chilihag on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    Are you out of you mind Dom Capers is the best defense coordinator of all times

  41. By Tsm on Sep 15, 2012 | Reply

    It does not surprise me that the Packers won; what surprises me that they did so on defense. Hope this is a sign of things to come.

  42. By Zach on Sep 15, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s just fire everyone. That’ll solve all our problems.

  43. By CincyTom on Sep 16, 2012 | Reply

    Great turnaround from the lackluster performance in week one against San Fran. The credit for this win goes to Defense and Special teams. Great game plan by Capers to disguise the coverages (4 int’s) and blitz schemes. I saw fantastic effort and urgency from the front 7 all game long. We need to see that every week- it made the secondary’s job of containing Brandon Marshall much easier. I also agree with putting Shields back in at corner in place of Bush- he can be inconsistent at times but is a much better overall cover corner who can be brilliant in covering the faster receivers. Gutsy call and great execution on special teams fake kick- it really turned the momentum. Offensive line needs big improvements in pass protections but good to see Cedric Benson getting some yards and an overall commitment to better pass/run balance. That will make Aaron’s job easier this season. Overall a huge win against a tough division rival.

  44. By Cali on Sep 16, 2012 | Reply

    To all duuuhhh bears fans out there. Now What!! Your team sucks. Quitter should be the towl boy, not the starting QB for your pathetic team. Speaking of pathetic, where’s dicka and bear tears ahead? If you’re gonna talk trash, at least man up and show up after your team loses. Respect, something most bears fans are oblivious to. That and soap and water! Ahhh, sweet victory. GO PACK GO!!

  45. By WindyCityPackerFan1 on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, BearsFearsAhead…where the hell are ya, ya big p***y! You come out here talking smack and insulting us with your grand delusions of an elite team, but are a no-show after your bearcubs limp home licking their wounds from yet another thorough a** whooping!. So listen up …if you’re gonna talk smack, then at least have the balls to accept the consequences when you get your butt kicked. Then again, I really shouldn’t expect much out of a bearcubs fan anyway. So get used to it, the pack kicked the snot out of your Bears…AGAIN, and will continue to do so until you get some real talent like oh, I don’t know…maybe someone who can protect your QB and one who can catch a touchdown pass! PACKERS RULE!!!!

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