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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

News now! Packers lead 14-0 after one quarter

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 9, 2014 – 8:11 pm

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GREEN BAY–The Packers held a 14-0 lead over the Chicago Bears following one quarter of play at Lambeau Field on Sunday night.

Chicago won the toss and elected to receive. The Packers defense forced a punt and the Packers took possession at their 29-yard line.

After gaining a first down, Aaron Rodgers found Randall Cobb streaking across the middle for a 21-yard completion to the Bears 37-yard line. Two plays later, Rodgers hit Jordy Nelson over the middle for a gain of 14 to the Bears 20.

Eddie Lacy gained 5 yards to the 15, and then Rodgers hit tight end Andrew Quarless for a first down at the Bears 9-yard line.

A wide receiver screen to Nelson gained 5 yards to the 4. Two plays later, Rodgers threw to Lacy at the 1-yard line and the Packers went for it on fourth down. Rodgers pitched a touchdown to tight end Brandon Bostick with 6:13 to play in the first quarter.

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was intercepted by Micah Hyde and the Packers had the football at the Bears 23 with 5:54 to play. Rodgers went right to work with a toss to Davante Adams for a first down at the 13. John Kuhn carried to the 4, leaving third-and-1, and then Rodgers threw to Quarless for a touchdown 3:53 to play.

 

 

 

 

 


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Pregame warmup: Packers offensive line remains intact

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 9, 2014 – 6:19 pm

GREEN BAY — After a week of questions and concerns, the Packers offensive line is remaining intact for Sunday night’s game vs. the Bears.

Starting guards Josh Sitton (toe) and T.J. Lang (ankle) were both listed as questionable on the injury report but are active and will start. By staying in the lineup, Sitton will be starting his 48th consecutive game, including playoffs, and his 96th in the last 98 contests. For Lang, this will be his 60th start in the Packers’ last 61 games, including playoffs.

On defense, safety Morgan Burnett is also active and will start. Burnett missed the Packers’ last game two weeks ago with a calf injury and was downgraded from probable to questionable on Saturday. But he is back in the lineup, along with cornerback Sam Shields, allowing the Packers to have their full starting secondary for the first time since the Miami game a month ago.

For the Bears, TE Martellus Bennett, who was listed as questionable, is active and will start. Bennett had a career day in the first meeting with the Packers this season, with nine catches for 134 yards.

NFC North update: For the third straight game, the Lions pulled out a win in the final moments, this time beating the Dolphins 20-16 on a TD pass with 29 seconds left on Sunday in Detroit. That improved the Lions to 7-2, meaning the Packers must win tonight to stay one game behind Detroit in the division standings. A loss would give the Lions a two-game lead with seven to play.

Weather: Temperatures are expected to be in the low 30s throughout the game with very light winds. Storms could be coming to the Green Bay area on Monday but are not expected on Sunday night.

After the bye: The Packers and Bears are both coming off their bye week. Green Bay is 7-1 after the bye under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, including five straight wins.

Tonight’s game begins a stretch of four games in five weeks at Lambeau Field for the Packers.

Second meeting: The first time the Packers and Bears met up this season, six weeks ago, the Packers won, beginning a stretch of four losses in five games for the Bears prior to their bye.

Green Bay’s win, a 38-17 triumph, marked the first time in 13 meetings that a Packers-Bears game was decided by more than 14 points. For more on that recent history in the series and what this game means for both teams, check out this week’s “One last look” preview.


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Sitton, Lang, Burnett all playing; Packers-Bears inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 9, 2014 – 6:00 pm

The following players have been declared as inactive for Sunday night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field:

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16 QB Scott Tolzien
39 CB Demetri Goodson
54 LB Carl Bradford
57 LB Jamari Lattimore
77 T Jamon Meredith
83 WR Jeff Janis
97 DT Luther Robinson

Starting lineup change: #58 Sam Barrington will start in place of #57 Jamari Lattimore at MLB.

Chicago Bears
20 CB Terrance Mitchell
52 LB Khaseem Greene
53 LB Darryl Sharpton
62 G/T Eben Britton
84 TE Blake Annen
91 DE David Bass
96 LB DeDe Lattimore


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Sunday’s Packers captains vs. Bears: Cobb, Peppers and Bush

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 9, 2014 – 3:30 pm

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.  Today’s captains will be WR Randall Cobb (offense), LB Julius Peppers (defense) and CB Jarrett Bush (special teams).


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Packers vs. Bears Roster Card

Posted by packers.com on November 9, 2014 – 12:15 pm

Download the Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears roster card here.

Packers vs. Bears roster card


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Morgan Burnett downgraded to questionable vs. Bears

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 8, 2014 – 3:00 pm

141108-burnettPackers safety Morgan Burnett (calf) is downgraded to QUESTIONABLE for Sunday’s game against the Bears. Click here to see the full injury report.


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News now! Sitton, Lang both questionable; Rodgers ‘ready to go’

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 7, 2014 – 11:56 am

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GREEN BAY — Packers starting guards Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang are both being listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game vs. Chicago after participating in a workout on Friday morning.

“They both completed it,” Mike McCarthy said of the workout, which tested Sitton’s toe injury and Lang’s ankle. “The workload they were asked to do, they exceeded it. That part went well. Their evaluation tomorrow is the next step we have to get through.”

The Packers will practice on Saturday, but McCarthy said he isn’t necessarily looking for either Sitton or Lang to practice because he wants to make sure backup options Lane Taylor, JC Tretter and Garth Gerhart get enough reps to be prepared to play, just in case.

Elsewhere on the injury report, QB Aaron Rodgers is listed as probable with his hamstring and has been declared “ready to go” by McCarthy.

“He feels good,” McCarthy said. “He had a couple throws to his left yesterday. That was the last thing I think he wanted to feel and see. We’ve got a full game plan.”

The defense is also healthy, as S Morgan Burnett (calf), CB Sam Shields (knee) and DE Datone Jones (ankle) are all listed as probable.

McCarthy did announce that WR Kevin Dorsey’s foot injury is “significant” and he will be sidelined multiple weeks.

Update: Sitton and Taylor both spoke to reporters in the locker room after McCarthy’s press conference.

Sitton said he “didn’t feel 100 percent” in his workout but he felt “decent” as he tried all the different movements he’d have to make from his customary left guard spot.

“I have to see how it feels tomorrow,” Sitton said. “It’s still a little swollen up. We have to see how it reacts to the workout today. That was part of the reason we did the workout today, so we could see how sore it is tomorrow and go from there.”

If Taylor is called on to fill in for Lang again, as he did in New Orleans, he said his first significant game experience gives him a lot to draw upon. Earlier in the week, McCarthy said he thought Taylor did well in pass protection against the Saints but needs to shore things up in the run game.

“I’ve just dialed in to my technique and fundamentals,” Taylor said. “That’s all it really comes down to. Just stressing that and making sure to emphasize it this week.”

If neither Sitton nor Lang can play, rookie center Corey Linsley suddenly becomes the most experienced member of the offensive line’s interior. Linsley has spoken often about leaning on Sitton and Lang during games to get pre-snap calls and declarations right, but Sitton said Linsley would be “fine” without his veteran companions, if it comes to that.

“Really, since the first couple weeks, he pretty much does everything on his own now,” Sitton said. “Every once in a while, we’ll tell him what to do, but he’s got it.”


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USS Green Bay ship shares special bond with Packers

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on November 7, 2014 – 11:01 am

Of all the ships in the United States Navy, only one has a flight deck named Lambeau Field.

The USS Green Bay, which was commissioned in 2009, was featured on NBC’s Today show on Friday morning in its weekly “Together We Make Football” segment. NBC Sports’ Josh Elliott talks with Commanding Officer Captain Kristy McCallum and other members of the crew about the special connection they have with the Green Bay Packers.

Watch the full segment here.

The Packers will pay tribute to the USS Green Bay and all United States veterans on Sunday night when they host the Chicago Bears for their Salute to Service game.


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News now! Fate of Lang, Sitton likely decided by workout

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 6, 2014 – 2:02 pm

141106-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY–Guards T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton will undergo a workout on Friday that’ll likely determine whether or not they can play in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

“We’re going to work them tomorrow,” Coach Mike McCarthy said on Thursday. “I’d be comfortable playing with T.J. and Josh without any practice time.”

Lang (ankle) and Sitton (toe) did not participate in practice again on Thursday. They have spent the bye week and nearly all of this week recovering from their injuries.

McCarthy was asked about his last-in-the-league run defense, which will be tested on Sunday by Matt Forte.

“Once you’re fit (assignments), you have to whip the man over you,” McCarthy said.

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


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News now! Both starting guards miss practice

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 5, 2014 – 2:03 pm

141105-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — Coming out of their bye week, the Packers are getting healthier at a number of positions, but one area in question is the offensive line.

Starting guards T.J. Lang (ankle) and Josh Sitton (toe) both missed practice on Wednesday, and their availability for Sunday’s game against Chicago is in doubt.

Lang got hurt early in the New Orleans game on Oct. 26. Sitton injured his big toe in that same game but played through it and finished, something Head Coach Mike McCarthy complimented him on given the severity of the injury.

“He’s making progress,” McCarthy said. “We’ll see what he can do in practice tomorrow.

“You take your hat off to him for finishing the game. The fact he played through that is very impressive.”

McCarthy preferred not to get into the specifics of who might replace Lang or Sitton if either or both can’t play on Sunday. The Packers’ backup options at guard include Lane Taylor, who filled in for Lang against the Saints, plus Garth Gerhart and the recently activated JC Tretter.

Elsewhere on the injury report, the Packers are in good shape. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) was a full participant in practice and McCarthy said he looked good. Also, safety Morgan Burnett (calf), cornerback Sam Shields (knee) and defensive end Datone Jones (ankle) were all full participants. The three defensive starters  missed a combined six games before the bye — Burnett one, Shields two and Jones three.

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


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