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  • 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/

     

Packers fall to 5-5 with 27-13 loss

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 17, 2013 – 6:10 pm

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ–The Packers’ losing streak reached three games with a 27-13 loss to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, but the Packers lost no ground in the NFC North title race, thanks to Detroit’s loss in Pittsburgh.

The Packers cut the Giants’ lead to seven points, 20-13, when Eddie Lacy capped an 83-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. The big play in the drive was a 52-yard pass completion from Scott Tolzien to Jarrett Boykin.

After the Packers defense pitched a three-and-out at the Giants offense, the Packers had the ball at their 30-yard line and with momentum on their side. That momentum quickly switched sides, however, when Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who’s had big games against the Packers in recent years, intercepted a Tolzien pass and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown that gave the Giants a 14-point lead with 10:55 to play in the game. Pierre-Paul’s play would be the game-clincher for the Giants.

Green Bay’s record falls to 5-5, a game behind Detroit and Chicago, each 6-4. Chicago defeated visiting Baltimore in overtime.

Tolzien, in his first pro start, completed 24 of 34 passes for 339 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions. Eli Manning threw for 279 yards, one touchdown and one interception.


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Giants increase lead to 20-6 after three quarters

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 17, 2013 – 5:27 pm

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ–The Packers were down by 14 points, 20-6, heading into the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Giants at MetLife Stadium.

Scott Tolzien’s 29-yard pass to Jordy Nelson on the Packers’ first drive of the second half put the Packers across midfield, but two plays later Tolzien was intercepted by linebacker Jon Beason and the Giants were in business at the 50-yard line.

Immediately, Eli Manning connected with Hakeem Nicks on a 35-yard pass. The drive stalled, however, and the Giants had to settle for a 28-yard field goal that gave them a 13-6 lead with 10:06 to play in the third quarter.

Mike McCarthy, in another bold special teams move, ordered a fake punt on fourth-and-seven at the Giants 43-yard line. The Packers came up a yard shy of the first down at the Giants 37-yard line with 6:32 to play in the third quarter.

Manning found Victor Cruz down the right sideline for 25 yards to the Packers 32-yard line. Micah Hyde was in coverage. Two plays later, Manning hit Cruz over the middle for 14 yards to the 16.

On third-and-five, Manning pitched a strike to Brandon Myers for a first down at the 3-yard line. Two plays later, Brandon Jacobs scored from a yard out.


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Ask Vic Halftime: Lions loss to Steelers huge for Packers

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 17, 2013 – 4:43 pm

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Sean from Saint Paul, MN

I’m looking for hope. Not seeing much. I’m glad Detroit lost.

The Lions’ loss in Pittsburgh is huge for the Packers. It’s as good as a win by the Packers. In my mind, whether the Packers win or lose to the Giants, the Packers will have to win in Detroit. I’m not suggesting in any way shape or form that this game isn’t important, but the Steelers’ win over the Lions could turn out to be the game of the year for the Packers. It might be this team’s DeSean Jackson punt return.

Joey from Rhinelander, WI

Players, not plays, right? OK, then why are the players always leaving the middle of the field wide open on defense?

Apparently because they can’t stop leaving the middle of the field open. The Packers are not scheming to leave the middle of the field open, if that’s what you’re asking.

Simon from Virum, Denmark

Is it just me or has the defense changed since the game vs. Ravens?

The Ravens began the day with the league’s No. 29 offense. Did we overrate the Ravens?

Justin from Newark, DE

Vic, the defense is frustrating me.

Justin, my inbox is a place of overwelming frustration. I appreciate the frustration but I was getting it before the Giants had even scored. Shouldn’t we be a little more resilient? They’ve only allowed 10 points.

Pat from Altoona, WI

How about them Steelers?

Did I mention that the Lions lost?

Jason from Wausau, WI

You won’t post this, but I’m going to vent anyway. Third play of the game and the Packers are penalized for too many men on the field. That is all on the coaches. Unacceptable.

I agree, but you were wrong about me not posting your comment. I’m a good marketing copywriter.

Hunter from Neillsville, WI

Why don’t the Packers blitz Clay Matthews more often?

I think you’ll see more of that, but blitzing is a product of down and distance and the belief that you can get home with it. Remember, the other guys have a game plan, too.

Mohammed from Bayonne, NJ

Do you think Mike McCarthy should let Tolzien run some more passing plays? He seems like he has a hot hand.

I think he should let him warm to the occasion. This is his first pro start. Let him get a feel for it. I’m counting on the running game and the defense to buy him some time. We’ve got a long way to go, folks. Hang in there.


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Crosby’s 57-yarder cuts deficit to 10-6 at half

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 17, 2013 – 4:43 pm

131117-in-game-updates-2b-300EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — K Mason Crosby ended the first half with a 57-yard FG to pull the Packers within 10-6 at intermission.

The Packers took over on their own 37-yard line with 43 seconds left in the half. Passes of 9 yards to WR Jarrett Boykin and 15 yards to WR Jordy Nelson, followed by a spike with 5 seconds left, set up the kick for Crosby.

It’s the longest outdoor field goal in club history and the second longest overall, one yard shy of Crosby’s 58-yarder at the Metrodome in 2011.

The Giants began the quarter by getting a 40-yard field goal from Josh Brown to make it 10-0. A 30-yard pass to WR Victor Cruz on third-and-7 got the drive going. New York then converted a fourth-and-inches at the Green Bay 36 on a run by RB Brandon Jacobs. On the next series, the Giants faced fourth-and-short again, but elected to kick.

The Packers answered with a field goal of their own. QB Scott Tolzien hit passes of 25 yards to Nelson and 45 yards to WR James Jones to get the ball in the red zone, but the drive stalled there. Crosby kicked a 24-yard FG.

That red-zone failure made the Packers just 1-of-7 in scoring TDs in the red zone since QB Aaron Rodgers’ injury.

The Packers defense thwarted the Giants next drive after a 74-yard march. Another fourth-and-short conversion by Jacobs got New York into scoring range. But on third-and-11 from the 15, CB Tramon Williams made a diving interception of a pass that was thrown behind WR Louis Murphy Jr., and the Packers remained within seven points.


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Packers trail, 7-0, following one quarter at MetLife

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 17, 2013 – 3:58 pm

131117-in-game-updates-1-300EAST RUTERFORD, NJ–The Packers trailed the Giants, 7-0, following a quarter of action at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

The Giants took a 7-0 lead on a 26-yard pass from Eli Manning to Rueben Randall with 5:34 to play in the first quarter. It capped a five-play, 42-yard drive. One of the big plays in the drive was a third-and-five run by Andre Brown that gained 10 yards and a first down at the Packers 27-yard line. Micah Hyde was in coverage on the Manning-to-Randall touchdown play.

On the Giants’ next possession, Manning completed a 30-yard pass to Victor Cruz to move the Giants to the Packers 45-yard line. The Giants faced a fourth-and-inches at the Packers 36 and Brandon Jacobs burst through a big hole over left guard for a first down at the 31. That’s where the ball was when the quarter ended.

Packers fans got good news shortly after kickoff: Pittsburgh rallied to beat the Lions, who are now 6-4. With a win, the Packers would move into a first-place tie.


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Sam Shields, Don Barclay not playing: Packers-Giants inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 17, 2013 – 1:55 pm

The following players have been declared as inactive for this afternoon’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

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12 QB Aaron Rodgers
13 WR Chris Harper
29 CB Casey Hayward
37 CB Sam Shields
53 LB Nick Perry
55 LB Andy Mulumba
67 T/G Don Barclay

16 QB Scott Tolzien will start for Rodgers; 31 CB Davon House will start for Shields; 96 LB Mike Neal will start for Perry; 74 T Marshall Newhouse will start for Barclay.

New York Giants
9 QB Ryan Nassib
23 CB Corey Webster
44 RB Peyton Hillis
59 LB Allen Bradford
61 C Dallas Reynolds
78 DT Markus Kuhn
81 TE Adrien Robinson

38 CB Trumaine McBride will start for Webster.


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Packers and Giants set to square off at Metlife Stadium for the third straight season

Posted by packers.com on November 17, 2013 – 12:25 pm

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- Green Bay (5-4) heads east in Week 11 after back-to-back home games to face the N.Y. Giants (3-6), the third straight season that the teams have squared off at MetLife Stadium.

- Today’s game was originally scheduled to be a prime-time matchup, but was shifted to a late-afternoon time slot through the league’s flexible scheduling.

- The Packers will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak after falling to 5-4 on the season with a loss to Philadelphia at Lambeau Field last Sunday. Green Bay is tied for second in the NFC North with Chicago (5-4), one game behind first-place Detroit (6-3).

- The last time the Packers played a team outside of their division on the road in three-plus consecutive seasons was when they visited the Philadelphia Eagles each season from 2004-06.

- This will be the fourth straight season that the Packers and Giants have faced off in the regular season, the first time that has happened in the series since 1980-83.

- It is also the fourth straight year that the Packers have played at MetLife Stadium, with games against the Giants in 2011 and 2012 and a Week 8 meeting with the N.Y. Jets in 2010, the stadium’s first season.

- This marks the fourth straight season (2010-13) that the Packers have had a record above .500 through nine games.

- Green Bay has won two straight road games entering today’s contest, with victories at Baltimore in Week 6 and Minnesota in Week 8. Including playoffs, the Packers have won 16 of their last 24 road games (.667).

- Two of the most venerable franchises in professional football history, the Packers and Giants have combined for 21 championships. Green Bay ranks No. 1 among all franchises with 13 titles, while the Giants check in at No. 3 with eight championships behind Chicago (nine).

- The Packers and Giants have squared off in five NFL championship games, with Green Bay winning four of those contests. New York won the 1938 title at the Polo Grounds in New York, but the Packers defeated the Giants in the championship game in 1939, 1944, 1961 and 1962.

- Green Bay holds a 31-25-2 edge in the all-time series, which includes a 4-3 postseason record. The teams first met in 1928 in New York.

- This will be the second straight week that the Packers have faced an NFC East team, with Green Bay hosting Philadelphia last Sunday. The Packers played Washington at Lambeau Field in Week 2 and will travel to Dallas in Week 15.

- The Packers enter today’s contest with a 33-10 record in their last 43 regular-season games, a .767 winning percentage that ranks No. 2 in the NFL over that span behind only New England (34-9, .791).

 

WEARING THE STRIPES

- Today’s officiating crew includes referee Terry McAulay (77), umpire Scott Dawson (70), head linesman Greg Bradley (98), line judge Mark Steinkerchner (84), field judge Terry Brown (43), side judge James Coleman (95) and back judge Lee Dyer (27).


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Kuhn, Raji and Hyde are Sunday’s captains

Posted by packers.com on November 17, 2013 – 11:25 am

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be FB John Kuhn (offense), DT B.J. Raji (defense) and CB Micah Hyde (special teams).


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What to watch for in Sunday’s Packers-Giants game

Posted by packers.com on November 17, 2013 – 1:25 am

- The Packers have posted at least 350 yards of offense in 10 of their last 11 regular-season games.

- Green Bay has posted 3,780 yards of offense this season, the most through nine games in franchise history. The Packers rank No. 3 in the NFL through Week 10 with their average of 420.0 yards per game.

- Green Bay has rushed for 135-plus yards in six of its last eight contests. The Packers’ 1,288 rushing yards this season are the most through nine games since 2003 (1,475 yards) and the fourth most by the club through nine games since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

- The Packers have had at least one 100-yard receiver in seven of nine games this season and rank No. 1 in the NFL with nine 100-yard receivers on the season.

- Green Bay’s nine 100-yard receivers this season are tied for the third most in a season in franchise history, trailing only the 11 in 1995 and the 10 in 2010.

- Over their last four games, the Packers have converted 28 of 56 third-down opportunities, a 50.0 percentage that is tied for No. 3 in the NFL over that span.

- The Packers have averaged 28.0 points per game on the road since 2011, No. 2 in the NFL over that span behind only New England (31.6).

- Green Bay has turned the ball over five times in its last six games.

- The Packers have been flagged for 11 penalties in their last three games.

- With QB Scott Tolzien expected to start today, it will mark the first time since 1987 that the Packers have had a different QB start in three consecutive games in a season. That season, Randy Wright started Week 1, Don Majkowski opened in Week 2 and Alan Risher started in Week 3 (replacement game). The last time prior to 1987 that the Packers had a different QB start in three straight games was in 1973 (Jim Del Gaizo, Scott Hunter and Jerry Tagge).

- RB Eddie Lacy has rushed for 618 yards over the last six games, No. 1 in the NFL over that span.

- Lacy needs one rushing TD to move into a tie for the second-most TD runs in a season by a rookie in team history. With four on the season, Lacy is one behind Charles Goldenberg, Gerry Ellis and Brent Fullwood (five each) and two behind Samkon Gado (six).

- In three career regular-season games against the Giants, WR Jordy Nelson has posted a 28.9-yard receiving average, catching 10 passes for 289 yards and two TDs. His two TDs against the Giants were an 80-yard score in 2010 and a 61-yarder in 2012.

- Nelson has 11 catches of 25-plus yards this season, which is tied for No. 2 in the NFL through Week 10.

- WR Jarrett Boykin has 319 receiving yards since Week 7, which ranks No. 9 in the NFL over that span.

- In two career regular-season games against the Giants, LB Clay Matthews has posted a sack, two forced fumbles and a 38-yard INT return for a touchdown.

- LB A.J. Hawk enters today’s game with 964 career tackles, good for No. 5 in team history (since 1975). He is just four tackles shy of moving past LB Mike Douglass (967, 1978-85) for No. 4 on the club’s all-time list. Hawk leads the team with 92 tackles this season, eight shy of his fourth straight 100-tackle campaign.

- DE Datone Jones has posted three sacks over the last two games, tied for No. 1 in the NFL over that span.

- K Mason Crosby ranks No. 3 among NFL kickers with 89 points this season. He is 11 points shy of his seventh 100-point season. He ranks No. 2 in team history behind only Ryan Longwell (eight, 1997-2004).


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Giants Head Coach Coughlin and QB Manning on facing the Packers

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 13, 2013 – 2:58 pm

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New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin and QB Eli Manning were made available to the media via conference call Wednesday. Listen to Coughlin and Manning talk about Sunday’s game below.

 


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