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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 PM CDT Ask Vic Day

    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • 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.

     

Pregame warmup: Packers defense getting reinforcements

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 28, 2013 – 10:29 am

With kickoff about an hour away, here’s the latest from Ford Field for today’s Packers-Lions Thanksgiving showdown:

Defense getting reinforcements

The Packers played last week without DE Johnny Jolly, and they’ve played multiple games now without CB Sam Shields and LB Nick Perry, but all three are active and slated to play today.

Jolly and Perry might be able to help shore up what has been a leaky run defense in recent weeks, while Shields is sure to see plenty of Lions WR Calvin Johnson throughout the day.

The Packers offensive line is back to full strength as well, with RT Don Barclay returning from a knee injury. He had been replaced by Marshall Newhouse the past couple of games.

What’s at stake

The Lions are currently tied with the Bears atop the NFC North at 6-5, with the Packers one-half game behind at 5-5-1.

If the Packers win, they would put themselves in position to control their own destiny in terms of trying to win the division. Should the Packers win, they would still be technically behind the Bears pending Sunday’s Chicago-Minnesota game. But if the Packers were to win the rest of their games, including the regular-season finale at Chicago, they would win the NFC North.

If the Packers lose, they would have to win their remaining four games and have the Lions and Bears each lose twice in order to claim a third straight division title.

Holiday streaks

The Lions have lost nine straight games on Thanksgiving, including three to the Packers over that span in 2007, ’09 and ’11. Detroit’s last win on Thanksgiving came against Green Bay in 2003.

As for this season, Detroit comes into today’s game in a two-game losing streak, while Green Bay hasn’t won in its last four contests (0-3-1).

Familiar opponent

Packers QB Matt Flynn made his NFL regular-season debut at Ford Field back in 2010, coming off the bench in place of Aaron Rodgers when Rodgers sustained a concussion. The Packers lost that game, 7-3.

A little more than a year later, Flynn started in Week 17 at Lambeau Field against Detroit and threw for franchise records of 480 yards and six TDs in a 45-41 victory.

Players to watch

All eyes will obviously be on players like Flynn, Detroit QB Matthew Stafford and Johnson, and the battle in the trenches between the likes of Packers G Josh Sitton and Detroit’s defensive linemen, who were the subject of some disparaging comments by Sitton earlier this week.

But here’s another player to watch: Detroit return man Jeremy Ross.

Ross began the season with the Packers as their primary return man, but a fumble on a kickoff in Cincinnati cost him his job. He was signed to the Lions practice squad and later elevated to the active roster. He has now assumed full-time return duties for Detroit, and he had a 42-yard punt return in the Lions loss to the Buccaneers last Sunday.

There are a lot of chips on shoulders, you might say, in today’s game, and Ross is wearing one of them.


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70 Responses to “Pregame warmup: Packers defense getting reinforcements”

  1. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Farewell to Newhouse cuz there’s a NEW Marshall in town!! Welcome back Barclay- Hope he’ll help back up sitton’s Awesome comments!! Also gonna be great to have the Jolly Green & Gold Giant back to stuff Bush! Sammy should be covering Megabomb and Perry will accent the rush of Matthews and Hawk- Have Fun Stafford- And Jeremy Ross is returning kicks…be ready Jarrett Bush cuz I got a feeling our ST are gonna score today- GO PACK!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. By Kenny on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Does anyone know the status of deities sherrod. Can he play now that he’s off injury list. Is he any good .

  3. By billfromcville on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    This game will tell just how much desire this Packer team has. Can they run on all cylinders, or spit and sputter like most of this season?

  4. By Firedomcapers!!! on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    So how many yards will the defense give up this time ? My guess is around 500..,,,,,,we will see at the end of the game

  5. By Jeff on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    This defense is unwatchable, getting gashed again!

  6. By PREACHER on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Already can tell they have NO HEART!! MM needs a OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR AND DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR! CAPERS SUUUUCKS!!!!

  7. By Oli on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    We are witnessing the end of the defense, season, and Capers. We have the worst D in the league.

  8. By Ylowe on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Pack your bags, Dom.

  9. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Well so much for welcome back shields, jolly and perry!!!

  10. By Oli on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Our offense is coaching in Miami now.

  11. By Firedomcapers!!! on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Well so far almost 200 yards of offense by Detroit in the first quarter, sounds about right…..

  12. By PREACHER on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    This is horrible!!! Watching this defense makes me want to puke!!! IT looks like 11 turkeys running around with their heads cut off!!

  13. By PREACHER on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    MM thinks he’s a do-it all coach! Fire Capers and MM will run the defense too!

  14. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    LOVE IT PREACHER!!! I had to rewind…and-that really sums it up! On a Positive note…we held ‘em to a FG

  15. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    It amazes me how Capers D is so predictable….teams are able to read…adjust at the line and rip through them….how about disguising ypur schemes!

  16. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Yea- I saw MM mowing the lawn at Lambeau earlier this week-

  17. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    The dirtbags are rolling…put Sitton on D!

  18. By Scott on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    This defense is a lost cause. I just don’t get it how they can be so dominated so early in a important game. Where is the drive and determination???

  19. By PREACHER on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Lets see what they can do starting from the 40 yard line! Better get at least a FG, hopefully a TD,LETS SEE MM PLAY CALLNG.

  20. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Did ya see the Pam (da twit) Oliver interview with Lacy? I LOVE THIS KID!!!

  21. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    An entire draft spent on D….and this is the result….TT needs to be held accountable…Matthews is the only defensive player he has that produces!

  22. By PREACHER on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Flynn must be wearing BLINDERS!! Quarless was WIDE open right in front of him!! HOW BLIND CAN HE BE!!!

  23. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    2nd time he missed Quarless!

  24. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Now tHERE’S THE HEART!!!!!!!

  25. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Finally!!!!!

  26. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Would Tolzien have hit Quarless?? Make up your mind folks…Matty made a mistake- Forgiveness is Divine!!

  27. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    I think the D is reading our blog on the sidelines!! You’ve Gotta Haaaaave Heart…all ya really need is Heaaaaart!

  28. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Well so far I’m puttin’ this on Offense- Does Flynn check down at all or just go with the first read!! Come on MATT…check down

  29. By PREACHER on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Tell FYLNN to get some HEART!! He needs to settle down in the pocket and LOOK for open receiver!

  30. By PREACHER on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    3 TURNER OVERS AND ONLY 1 SCORE!!!! OFFENSE NEEDS TO GET OF THEIR DEAD A-S AND DO SOMETHING!

  31. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Nonono looking downfield and take what the D gives you!

  32. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Jeremy ROSS…Ouch- Salt in the wounds much?!!

  33. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Beat the dirtbags!

  34. By Jeff on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    300 yards of offense by Lions with 4 minutes left in the half! What a horrible effort by the defense. Fire Capers!

  35. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    As evidenced by a Dredlock tackle!!

  36. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    I’m telling you Capers has the goods on TT…pics of him in drag!

  37. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Is Davon House a BFF Bestie with Jeremy Ross…Looks like he’s letting him get payback!!

  38. By Firedomcapers!!! on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Well my prediction of them giving up 500 yards seems to be wrong, looks lie its going to be more like 700…,,

  39. By Oli on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    This team is pathetic, ugly, just plain not entertaining

  40. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Welcome Injured Players???? More like WELCOME BACK The 80s!!!!!

  41. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Ruin my F….ing Thanksgiving you hapless loser Capers….GB should rename its sewer system after you!

  42. By Oli on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Flynn has a puss arm and can’t see the field.

  43. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    John Daly playing Golf is more entertaining then this team.

  44. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    I am designing a Dom Capers toilet seat…anyone want one?

  45. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Put Masthay in at QB!!!!!

  46. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    YAAAAAY Newhouse is back!!

  47. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Everything downfield….sh..t play calling!

  48. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    TT…MM….Capers….hand your game checks to Rodgers….can’t even compete without him!

  49. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Dom is a festering boil on the butt of society! Anyone know how to lance a boil?

  50. By Oli on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    The Bucs beat these guys, and McCarthy can’t even get a first down.

  51. By Nelstone on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Brad Jones needs to be sat down, he cannot me a play at the line of scrimmage, only 8-10 yards downfield

  52. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Jones is a Puss!

  53. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    MM…exposed…..it’s been all Rodgers! No plan B!

  54. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    FRANK…I do believe you are Correct sir!

  55. By Oli on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    You got it Frank remember McCarthy was offensive coordinator of the worst offense in the league when Ted took him from Sanfran. Rodgers out is exposing everything and I need that toilet seat right about now.

  56. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Time to realize Rodgers is the franchise…get some executives that are going to surround him with talent!

  57. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    We can’t even defend a NO PLAY!!! I’m just SAD!! Pretty darn Thankful for my Family and Friends tho!! This is actually quite comical- I’m not even Mad anymore- this is the BEST Sitcom I’ve EVER SEEEEEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Including coaching talent…that is the only positive that can come out of this! Ron Wolf I miss you brother!

  59. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    MM IS A GENIUS!! Where’d he come up with that idea?? Genius I say Genius!!

  60. By Nelstone on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers doesn’t play defense, but it would be nice to be able to call a play that everyone that is watching doesn’t see coming

  61. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Why do I feel like eating turkey is just gonna remind me of this game…ugh- Food Poisoning

  62. By Nelstone on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Nice time out MM

  63. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Scott T is warming up??? Who’s our coach Rex Ryan??

  64. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    3rd and 18…well of course throw it for 6!! Just get Tolzien some playing time- seriously!! What’s it matter?? I have finally jumped on board with all the “Coaching Change” Crooners. FIRE ‘EM ALL!!!

  65. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    To quote Warren Zevon- “I was in the House when the HOUSE burned down”

  66. By Tomas Kriklan on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    I can´t believe my eyes. First play after kick-off on 40,sack,fumble. The worst game since years.

  67. By chris shambrook on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    The O line…absolutely terrible….time for a new front 5

  68. By billfromcville on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Who can the Packers beat that remains on the schedule??? Maybe no one.

  69. By Steve on Nov 30, 2013 | Reply

    Horrible..”….

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