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  • Sat., Nov. 29, 2014 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM CST Alumni Appearance (Beebe, Hentrich) Don Beebe and Craig Hentrich are scheduled to appear at the Packers Pro Shop on Saturday, Novemeber 29th, from 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 11:25 AM - 3:25 PM CST Toys for Tots Collection The U.S. Marine Corps will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for distribution to needy children in the area.  Cash donations will be accepted as well.  The collection will take place in the parking lot and at each of Lambeau Field’s gates.
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM CST Alumni Appearance (Beebe, Hentrich)

    TTZ: Don Beebe
    Club Level: Craig Hentrich

  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 3:25 PM - 6:30 PM CST Packers vs. New England Patriots Packers vs. New England Patriots
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM CST Live McCarthy, Rodgers press conf. Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy and QB Aaron Rodgers will be available to the media in the Lambeau Field media auditorium at the conclusion of the Packers-Patriots game.
  • Mon., Dec. 01, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Bakhtiari, Jones appearance Packers David Bakhtiari and Datone Jones are scheduled to appear at the Big Red Kettle at Bay Park Square Mall on behalf of the Salvation Army bell-ringing campaign.
    Big Red Kettle, Bay Park Square Mall

Packers vs. Patriots Roster Card

Posted by packers.com on November 28, 2014 – 3:18 pm

Download the Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots roster card here.

Packers vs. Patriots roster card


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News now! Nick Perry ‘pushing to get on the field’

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 28, 2014 – 12:39 pm

141128-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — The Packers are listing LB Nick Perry as questionable for the second straight week with a shoulder injury. Perry missed last week’s game in Minnesota and is in danger of missing a second straight contest, though Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday that Perry’s condition continues to improve.

“Nick Perry is making progress,” McCarthy said. “From yesterday to today, he’s improving. We’ll see what he’s able to do in the rehab and we’ll have more information tomorrow.”

Last week, Perry’s absence meant more snaps for Mike Neal and rookie Jayrone Elliott at outside linebacker. The Packers didn’t noticeably alter their plan with Clay Matthews at all, as Matthews played both inside and outside as he’s done since the bye week.

Injuries have been Perry’s biggest issue since joining  the Packers as a first-round draft pick in 2012. He missed 15 of a possible 32 regular-season games in his first two seasons and played hurt in a few others. He was having his best season in 2014 — one of the reasons the coaches felt comfortable moving Matthews to the inside — before this latest injury.

“He’s pushing to get on the field,” McCarthy said. “I know he wants to play. He’s had some tough luck the last two years. This has been his best year so far, and if we can get through this (injury) here, we’ll see where it goes.”

Elsewhere on the injury report, special-teams ace Jarrett Bush (groin) is questionable, while WR Davante Adams (heel), TE Brandon Bostick (hip), and guards T.J. Lang (ankle) and Josh Sitton (toe) are all probable.


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Support Raise Hope for Congo and join Aaron Rodgers on the sideline

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 28, 2014 – 9:48 am

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has begun a campaign to support the war-torn Congo with an offer to fly a lucky donor and a guest to the Packers-Falcons Monday night game on Dec. 8 to join Rodgers on the field during pregame.

To donate to Raise Hope for Cong” and enter to win, click here.

Raise Hope for Congo is an Enough Project Campaign that is working to end the deadliest war globally since World War II. The program provides activists with tools to educate themselves and their communities about the conflict in Congo, the role of minerals fueling the conflict, and the effects of sexual violence used as a weapon of war. Recently, Rodgers partnered with Raise Hope for Congo to stage a rally at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to raise awareness about what students could do to help end the conflict in Congo.

The campaign runs until Dec. 4. Here are some words from Rodgers in the promotional materials: “I’m flying you and a friend to Green Bay to join me on the field for warmups. That’s right. Prepare to follow in the footsteps of Bart Starr, Reggie White, and Brett Favre as you take your first steps onto the Frozen Tundra. We’ll toss around the pigskin, snap some pics, and experience all that Lambeau Field has to offer. And after, you’ve got two premium seats at the Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons Monday Night Football showdown. I promise it’ll be a day you never forget.” — Aaron Rodgers

 


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News now! Davante Adams added to injury report

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 27, 2014 – 12:26 pm

141127-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — The Packers added rookie WR Davante Adams to the injury report on Thursday with a heel injury after he was stepped on in practice on Wednesday. He was limited in Thursday’s workout, but Head Coach Mike McCarthy doesn’t seem overly concerned about his availability to play in Sunday’s game.

“He moved around, did some things,” McCarthy said of Adams. “They’re just kind of working through exactly how they’re going to handle it. I don’t have high concern.”

LB Nick Perry (shoulder) and DB Jarrett Bush (groin) missed practice again, putting their status for the game in doubt. Offensive linemen T.J. Lang (ankle) and Josh Sitton (toe), along with TE Brandon Bostick (hip) were all limited. Bostick returned to practice for the first time in a couple of weeks on Wednesday.

Click here for Packers.com’s full report following locker room interviews.

 


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Five Packers among leaders in Pro Bowl voting

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 27, 2014 – 9:37 am

Five Packers players are currently ranked in the top two at their respective positions in the Pro Bowl voting that is ongoing on NFL.com.

Aaron Rodgers is the No. 2 vote-getter in the entire league and also No. 2 at quarterback behind Denver’s Peyton Manning.

John Kuhn leads the voting at fullback, while Jordy Nelson and Josh Sitton are second at receiver and guard, respectively. Jarrett Bush is also ranked second in the voting for special teams.

Nelson is No. 9 in overall votes at all positions, the only other Packers player in the league-wide top 10.

Fan voting continues until Monday, Dec. 15, and fans can vote by clicking here. Fan voting counts one-third in the selection process for the 2015 Pro Bowl.

For a look at the latest vote totals, click here.

 


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News now! Packers focused on ‘real drama’ of Patriots game

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 26, 2014 – 1:59 pm

141126-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY–It’s the game of the season, what many consider to be the best team in the AFC vs. the best team in the NFC. Is it too much hype for a regular-season game?

“I think it’s our business. I look at hype. You have real drama and you have made up drama. We focus on the real drama,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said of his team’s matchup against the Patriots on Sunday.

Many see it as a preview of something down the road. McCarthy sees it as an opportunity to get win No. 9 and move one win closer to the magic number of 10 wins, which is considered the benchmark for making it into the playoffs.

“It gives us a chance to get to nine wins. Something we focus on is getting to 10 wins as soon as possible,” McCarthy said.

Linebacker Nick Perry, who missed Sunday’s game in Minnesota, didn’t participate in Wednesday’s practice but could be headed for an upgrade.

“Nick’s getting better. He went through the rehab phase today. We’ll see how he is tomorrow,” McCarthy said.

The game is also a matchup between star quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and the Patriots’ Tom Brady.

Comparison?

“They’re both from California,” McCarthy said. “He’s in a really good groove right now,” he added of Rodgers.

Click here for Packers.com’s full report following locker room interviews.

 


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Wisconsin Favorites: Badgers football, hockey or basketball?

Posted by Paige Curtis on November 25, 2014 – 2:25 pm

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141119-WI-Basketball-300Would you rather see a Wisconsin Badgers football, hockey or basketball game? Why?

No. 8 Tim Masthay – Football, I have never seen one before.

No. 12 Aaron Rodgers – Badger basketball, just because I’ve gotten to know a few guys on the team through their run last year and Bo and I have become friendly over the years from doing the Andy North’s charity events. So I’d say at the Kohl Center watching basketball ranks just ahead of the other two.

No. 75 Bryan Bulaga – Hockey because they’re actually a good team. They’ve been to a few Frozen Fours, haven’t they?

141119-WI-Football-300No. 2 Mason Crosby – Hockey, because I haven’t seen a hockey game yet. They have a lot of die-hard fans and a really good team.

Take a trip to Madison and experience one of America’s great college basketball atmospheres. The crowd is always electric at the Kohl Center as they cheer on the team that made it to the Final Four last season. Is hockey more your style? Good news, the Kohl Center is home of the Wisconsin hockey team, as well. Make sure you enjoy pregame festivities at the iconic Nitty Gritty. Voted Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison, the Nitty Gritty has been serving fans, students, alumni and visitors since 1968.

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What are the key matchups vs. the Patriots? Read Mike’s chat transcript

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 25, 2014 – 12:40 pm

Packers.com’s Mike Spofford conducted his weekly online chat on Tuesday, and there was plenty of talk about the upcoming showdown with the Patriots. You can read the transcript here:

If you are having trouble reading the transcript as posted, click here.

 


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Jordy Nelson on Sports Illustrated cover

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 25, 2014 – 10:55 am

Packers WR Jordy Nelson is on the cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, which hits newsstands this week.

Here’s a sneak peek at the cover:


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News now! Packers will play their game vs. Patriots

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 24, 2014 – 4:40 pm

141124-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — The most-hyped regular-season game of 2014 for the Packers since the opener is upcoming on Sunday vs. New England, and Mike McCarthy emphasized that the Packers are not going to get thrown off their game.

“New England is a great football team, the way they’re hitting their stride right now,” McCarthy said on Monday. “Watching the video this morning, they’re impressive, and we’ll stay in tune with that.

“But we’re not going to make a bunch of changes. We like the football team we are, and we look forward to the competition.”

Sunday’s game will be the first head-to-head meeting of QBs Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. Rodgers missed the game in 2010 in Foxboro, Mass., due to a concussion and was replaced by Matt Flynn.

The hype for this one, with the Patriots on a seven-game winning streak and the Packers having won seven of their last eight, has the potential to become a distraction. The Patriots have gone to five Super Bowls with Brady as their QB, but that’s not what the Packers will be focused on.

“It’s important to treat every game based on what you see on video,” McCarthy said. “We’re not going to get too far away from the video screen. We’re going to stay true to our process regardless of who comes out of the tunnel at Lambeau Field.

“They deserve all the respect they get right now, not only for this season but for what their organization has accomplished over the last 10-15 years. We get all that, we respect that, but we’ll be working all week to win the game on Sunday.”

Click here for more from McCarthy’s press conference.


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