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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.

     

Packers finish preseason 1-3; turn focus to SF

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 29, 2013 – 10:18 pm

Green Bay Packers QB Vince Young fumbles the ball.

KANSAS CITY–The Packers finished the preseason with a 1-3 record following a 30-8 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night.

Vince Young was the Packers’ starter at quarterback and played most of the game. He completed 14 of 30 passes for 144 yards. The Packers were unable to establish a rushing threat.

Neither Aaron Roders nor nearly all of the Packers’ regular starters played in the game. Their next action will come in San Francisco on Sept. 8, in a long-awaited rematch of last January’s playoff game.

The Chiefs took a 20-8 lead into the fourth quarter, then added a 48-yard field goal by Ryan Succop and a 9-yard touchdown pass from rookie quarterback Tyler Bray to rookie wide receiver Frankie Hammond. Bray was the star of the game, throwing for 169 yards and three touchdowns. Chiefs reserve running back Cyrus Gray ran for 72 yards.


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Chiefs take 20-8 lead into final quarter

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 29, 2013 – 9:35 pm

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KANSAS CITY–The Packers were down by 14 points heading into the final quarter of Thursday’s preseason finale at Arrowhead Stadium.

Early in the third quarter, Vince Young was sacked and stripped of the ball. The Chiefs recovered at the Packers 42-yard line. Cornerback Brandon Smith, however, killed a promising Chiefs drive by intercepting a Tyler Bray pass at the Packers 3-yard line.

When the Chiefs got the ball back, however, Smith was the victim of a 43-yard Bray to Josh Bellamy bomb that staked the Chiefs to a 20-6 lead with 6:03 to play in the third quarter.

A Tim Masthay punt was downed by Myles White at the Chiefs 2-yard line, and on second down rookie linebacker Sam Barrington shot through the line to tackle Bray for a safety.


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Packers trail Chiefs at halftime

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 29, 2013 – 8:35 pm

Green Bay Packers QB Vince Young

KANSAS CITY–The Packers trail the Chiefs, 13-6, at halftime of Thursday’s preseason finale at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Chiefs began a drive, kind of, at their 45. It carried to the Packers 30. Ryan Succop converted a 48-yard field goal to give the Chiefs a 6-3 lead with 8:50 to play in the second quarter.

Vince Young, who re-entered the game at quarterback at the start of the second quarter, pitched a 24-yard completion to Ryan Taylor following the Succop field goal. On third down, Young completed a back-shoulder pass to Jeremy Ross to the Chiefs 29 for a gain of 26 yards. The drive stalled and Mason Crosby’s kick from 45 yards tied the score at 6-6.

Late in the quarter, the Chiefs took over at midfield. In a drive aided by a personal foul against Johnny Jolly, the Chiefs moved into the red zone with Tyler Bray at quarterback. On first and goal from the 8-yard line, Bray threw a touchdown pass in the front-right corner of the end zone to wide receiver Junior Hemingway and the Chiefs had a 13-6 lead.

Young was six of 15 for 77 yards and fourth-round draft choice Johnathan Franklin led the Packers in rushing with 21 yards on six carries.


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McCarthy reacts at halftime of #GBvsKC

Posted by Duke Bobber on August 29, 2013 – 8:34 pm

HEAD COACH MIKE McCARTHY
(on his impression of the team in the first half) “Well, we just told the offense it’s a bump-and-run, man-to-man game. This is great work for our quarterbacks against pressure. We’ve got to extend the play more, whether it’s the run-blocking unit, the pass-protection unit—get after the guys on the perimeter. Defensively, I think we’re doing a heck of a job, particularly keeping them out of the end zone here. We had the one penalty that extended the drive. We’re doing a great job on third down. Special teams is always a challenge in this game and we’ve just got to do a better job keeping our sideline management, making sure we’re coordinating who is in this game.”

(on how it feels to return to Kansas City, the place where he began his career) “It’s always special coming back here. Great place.”


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Packers, Chiefs tied after first quarter

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 29, 2013 – 7:45 pm

Green Bay Packers LB Robert Francois makes a tackleKANSAS CITY–The Packers and Chiefs were tied, 3-3, after one listless quarter of action at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night in the final game of the preseason.

The Packers got off to a fast start when, on the first play of the game, Chiefs quarterback Chase Daniel threw a pass into the waiting hands of cornerback Tramon Williams. From the Chiefs 35, the Packers gained only a few yards in three downs and Mason Crosby was quickly confronted by a 48-yard field goal attempt he sailed between the uprights without any difficulty.

The few first-string players that were in the starting lineup for the Packers were quickly gone by the Packers’ second possession of the game, and Young was replaced at quarterback by B.J. Coleman on just the Packers’ third possession of the game. Coleman was quickly intercepted by formers Packers linebacker Frank Zombo, who returned the interception to the Packers 14-yard line.

Daniel was sacked by Johnny Jolly on second down and by blitzing cornerback Micah Hyde on third down, leaving Ryan Succop to boot a 37-yard field goal that tied the game, 3-3.


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Packers-Chiefs scratches

Posted by Duke Bobber on August 29, 2013 – 5:44 pm

The following players have been ruled out for tonight’s Green Bay Packers-Kansas City Chiefs preseason game at Arrowhead Stadium. There could be adjustments to this list before kickoff.

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12 QB Aaron Rodgers
24 CB Jarrett Bush
25 CB James Nixon
29 CB Casey Hayward
42 S Morgan Burnett
52 LB Clay Matthews
59 LB Brad Jones
88 TE Jermichael Finley

Kansas City Chiefs
TBA


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Packers-Chiefs press box notes

Posted by Duke Bobber on August 29, 2013 – 12:00 pm

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* Press box notes written by Packers public relations

PACKERS VISIT KANSAS CITY TO CLOSE OUT THE PRESEASON

- Green Bay (1-2) will take on the Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) tonight at Arrowhead Stadium in the preseason finale.

- It marks the fourth consecutive year (2010-13) that the teams have met in the preseason finale. For eight straight seasons (2002-09) before that, the Packers squared off with the Tennessee Titans in the final preseason contest each year.

- The teams have met 14 times before in the preseason, with Green Bay holding a 7-6-1 advantage. The Packers hosted the Chiefs in the preseason finale each of the last two seasons and last visited Kansas City in the final preseason contest in 2010. Green Bay has won the last two preseason meetings with the Chiefs.

- The first preseason contest between the clubs came in 1972 at Milwaukee County Stadium. The preseason series includes a 1998 meeting in Tokyo, Japan, and a 2003 meeting in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, that was called with 5:49 remaining in the third quarter due to heavy rain and lightning.

- For Head Coach Mike McCarthy, it is a matchup against the team where his NFL coaching career started. McCarthy spent six seasons on the Chiefs’ staff (1993-98), the first two as an offensive assistant/quality control coach and the final four as the quarterbacks coach. Tonight will be the sixth time McCarthy has coached against Kansas City since taking over as head coach of Green Bay in 2006 (two regular-season games, fourth preseason matchup).

- Ironically, McCarthy’s very first game as an NFL coach was a preseason contest between the Chiefs and the Packers on Aug. 7, 1993, at Milwaukee County Stadium. Kansas City won, 29-21.

- The first meeting between the clubs was undoubtedly the most memorable game in the series. In January 1967, NFL champion Green Bay met AFL champion Kansas City in Los Angeles in the first-ever Super Bowl, won by the Packers, 35-10.

- Green Bay enters tonight’s contest having won three of its last four road games in the preseason.


THE PACKERS-CHIEFS SERIES

- The first meeting between the teams came in January 1967 when the NFL champion Packers met the AFL champion Chiefs in the first-ever Super Bowl, won by the Packers, 35-10.

- Kansas City has had the upper hand in the series ever since. The Chiefs have the second-highest winning percentage against the Packers (7-2-1, .750) among NFL teams. Only the Dolphins (10-3-0, .769) have a better regular-season record against Green Bay.

- When the Packers visited Kansas City in 2007, it was their first trip there since 1996, and they broke a five-game losing streak to the Chiefs by winning 33-22.


LAST MEETING, PRESEASON

- Aug. 30, 2012, at Lambeau Field; Packers won, 24-3.

- QB Graham Harrell completed 13 of 15 passes for 223 yards and two TDs for a perfect 158.3 passer rating.

- Harrell found RB Alex Green for a 17-yard TD pass just before halftime and then connected with WR Jarrett Boykin (five catches, 82 yards) for a 12-yard score early in the third quarter. Green also scored on a 2-yard run in the first quarter.

- CB Sam Shields posted an interception and the Green Bay defense limited the Chiefs to 95 net passing yards on the evening.


SAVE THE DATE

Important dates to remember (all times CDT):

- Saturday, Aug. 31 – Roster reduction to a maximum of 53 players by 5 p.m.

- Sunday, Sept. 1 – After 11 a.m., clubs may establish a practice squad of eight players

- Sunday, Sept. 8 – Regular-season opener at San Francisco 49ers, 3:25 p.m.


NOTABLE CONNECTIONS

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy began his NFL coaching career in Kansas City, first as quality control/offensive assistant (1993-94) and later as quarterbacks coach (1995-98)…Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements served as the quarterbacks coach in Kansas City (2000) and also played quarterback for the Chiefs in 1980…Chiefs general manager John Dorsey served as Green Bay’s director of college scouting from 2000-11 and as director-football operations in 2012. He also played for the Packers from 1984-88 and worked in scouting from 1991-98…Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was on Green Bay’s coaching staff from 1992-98, serving as the tight ends/asst. offensive line coach from 1992-96 and the quarterbacks coach from 1997-98…Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson is a former Packers QB who backed up Brett Favre from 1996-98 and 2001-04…Chiefs defensive assistant/secondary coach Al Harris played CB for the Packers for seven seasons (2003-09)…Chiefs strength and conditioning coach Barry Rubin spent 11 seasons (1995-2005) on Green Bay’s coaching staff…Chiefs LB Frank Zombo signed with Green Bay as a non-drafted free agent in 2010 and played in 25 games with the Packers from 2010-12…Chiefs LS Thomas Gafford was with the Packers during 2006 training camp and the 2008 offseason…Chiefs DT Anthony Toribio played in one game for the Packers in ’09 and spent parts of 2008-09 on Green Bay’s practice squad…Chiefs OL Tommie Draheim was with the Packers during the 2012 preseason…Chiefs DE Austen Lane is from Iola, Wis. …Chiefs TE Demetrius Harris played basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee…Chiefs spread game analyst/special projects Brad Childress coached on the staff at the University of Wisconsin from 1991-98…Packers VP of football administration/player finance Russ Ball began his NFL career with the Chiefs and went on to work 10 seasons there (1989-98), the first eight as an assistant strength and conditioning coach and the final two in football operations…Ball played center at Central Missouri St. when Chiefs defensive backs coach Emmitt Thomas was on the staff there…Thomas was Green Bay’s defensive coordinator in 1999, when McCarthy was the QB coach for the Packers…Thomas also coached in Atlanta with Packers secondary-cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr. …Chiefs QB Alex Smith played for the 49ers in 2005 when McCarthy was San Francisco’s offensive coordinator…Packers QB Vince Young played for the Eagles in 2011 when Reid was the head coach in Philadelphia…Packers tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot and Chiefs offensive line coach Andy Heck played on the offensive line together in Chicago from 1994-96…Packers VP of sales and marketing Tim Connolly spent seven seasons with the Chiefs (1989-95) as executive VP and chief operating officer…Packers assistant director of pro personnel Tim Terry (1999) and director of player development Rob Davis (1996) went to training camp as players with the Chiefs…Packers director of college scouting Brian Gutekunst worked for the Chiefs as a scouting assistant in 1998…Packers WR Jordy Nelson played at Kansas State and is a native of Manhattan, Kan.


TONIGHT’S CAPTAINS

As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.

- Tonight’s captains will be G Josh Sitton (offense), DT Ryan Pickett (defense) and TE D.J. Williams (special teams).

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WEARING THE STRIPES

Tonight’s officiating crew includes referee Walt Coleman (65), umpire Roy Ellison (81), head linesman Jerry Bergman (91), line judge Rusty Baynes (59), field judge Greg Gautreaux (80), side judge Rick Patterson (15) and back judge Greg Yette (38).


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Statement from Packers GM Ted Thompson on John Dorsey

Posted by Duke Bobber on January 14, 2013 – 2:33 pm

John Dorsey

“I would like to thank John Dorsey for his 27 years of service to the Green Bay Packers. First as a player, and later as a member of the personnel department, John has been a loyal member of the Packers family and the Green Bay community for more than half of his life. The Chiefs have hired a good man and John has earned this opportunity. We wish John and his family all the best.”


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Packers-Chiefs post-game quotes

Posted by Duke Bobber on August 30, 2012 – 10:44 pm

GREEN BAY PACKERS HEAD COACH MIKE McCARTHY:
(on breathing easier after QB Graham Harrell’s performance tonight) “Well, I’ve said it all along, I was really cheering for that second- (team) offense. I thought it was a group that had some tough sledding the first two preseason games. Part of it was they were affected the most by injuries in training camp. I thought they got better in Cincinnati. And I thought they performed very well tonight. Graham specifically, I don’t know if we’ve had a backup quarterback, a nonstarter play that well. So, it’s a credit to him. I think he’s handled this path through the preseason. And I’ve been more impressed with what he’s done off the field than on the field. So, yes, I was very pleased with Graham Harrell tonight.”

(on if it’s difficult to make cuts after tonight) “Well, it really is. Look at the body of work, we talked about it yesterday or the last time I was up here, two days ago. There are a number of positions, and when you look at our roster horizontally, you’re going to have a tough time picking a player based on another player at another position. So, I thought a lot of guys made a strong case. You talk about, what did you want to see out of your players? I wanted to see those statements. There were statements throughout that game tonight. And that’s impressive. That says a lot about the men in that locker room. It says a lot about the whole process. You’re talking about a talented group of people that came together, worked their butts off, had a tough training camp, an adverse training camp because of injuries, and started to grow at the right time. It’s a great lesson that we can point back to. Hopefully when the playoffs do come around, if we’re blessed to be in it, we can look back at the preseason and we played the best football when it counted. That was one of our offseason objectives and I was very pleased with the process. Once again, I cannot say it enough, it’s going to be a long 24 to 48 hours.”

(on if he’s OK with the way the No. 1 groups did tonight) “I think the ones we’re ready to play. Obviously, I wasn’t very pleased with the way the game started. I thought they (the Chiefs) were moving a little quicker than we were. With that, handling the ball, we had the five penalties in the first half. I really thought we cleaned it up as the game went on and it’s about scoring points and holding them out of the end zone. I thought our team did a very good job of that.”

(on his level of concern with DT B.J. Raji’s ankle) “I don’t have a high level of concern about B.J. Raji’s ankle right now based off the information I was given and also talking with B.J. First play of the game, that’s not a good feeling. Obviously, we did not put him back in.”

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Packers-Chiefs game blog replay

Posted by Duke Bobber on August 30, 2012 – 10:28 pm

Packers-Chiefs game chat

For a replay of packers.com’s live in-game chat during Thursday’s Packers-Chiefs game, click here.


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