Coming Up
  • 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.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Sam Shields, Johnny Jolly out today; Packers-Vikings inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 24, 2013 – 10:31 am

The following players have been declared as inactive for this afternoon’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field.

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12 QB Aaron Rodgers
13 WR Chris Harper
37 CB Sam Shields
51 LB Nate Palmer
53 LB Nick Perry
67 T/G Don Barclay
97 DE Johnny Jolly

Starting lineup changes: 16 QB Scott Tolzien starts for Rodgers, 31 CB Davon House for Shields, 74 T Marshall Newhouse for Barclay, 96 LB Mike Neal for Perry and 76 DE Mike Daniels for Jolly.

Minnesota Vikings
12 QB Josh Freeman
21 CB Josh Robinson
50 LB Erin Henderson
60 G Jeff Baca
82 TE Kyle Rudolph
83 WR Rodney Smith
91 DT Chase Baker

Starting lineup changes: 29 CB Xavier Rhodes starts for Robinson, 57 LB Audie Cole for Henderson and 89 TE John Carlson for Rudolph.


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

Posted by packers.com on November 24, 2013 – 10:00 am

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- The Packers have posted at least 350 yards of offense in 12 of their last 13 regular-season games. Green Bay has registered 4,174 yards of offense this season, a 417.4-yard average that ranks No. 3 in the NFL. The Packers’ yardage total is the most in team history through 10 games.

- Green Bay has had at least one 100-yard receiver in eight of 10 games this season and ranks No. 1 in the NFL with 10 100-yard receivers on the season. The Packers need one more 100-yard receiver to tie the single-season team record set in 1995 (11).

- The Packers have allowed one sack in their last two games and 13 sacks in their last seven contests.

- Green Bay has been flagged for 16 penalties in its last four contests.

- In their last four games vs. Minnesota, Green Bay has converted 35 of 60 third-down opportunities (58.3 percent).

- RB Eddie Lacy has rushed for 645 yards since Week 5, No. 1 in the NFL over that span.

- Lacy needs one rushing TD to tie Samkon Gado (six in 2005) for the single-season franchise mark for the most rushing TDs by a rookie.

- WR Jordy Nelson needs 111 receiving yards to reach the 1,000-yard mark for the season. In his last two regular-season games against the Vikings, Nelson has caught 10 passes for 210 yards (21.0 avg.) and three TDs. He has posted a two-TD game in two of his last four games vs. Minnesota.

- Nelson has caught 17 TD passes at Lambeau Field since 2011, which is tied for the second most in the league at home over that span.

- QB Scott Tolzien has posted 619 passing yards in the last two games, the fourth most in the NFL over that span, and seven completions of 25-plus yards, tied for No. 2 in the league over that span.

- With a start today, Tolzien would become the first Packers QB other than Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers to start back-to-back games since Don Majkowski opened the first three games in 1992.

- WR Jarrett Boykin has 410 receiving yards since Week 7, which ranks No. 8 in the NFL over that span.

- In his last two games against the Vikings, RB James Starks has rushed for 123 yards and two TDs on 22 carries (5.6 avg.). He has posted a TD run of 20-plus yards in both games (22 and 25 yards).

- LB Clay Matthews has posted at least one sack in each of his last four games against Minnesota, totaling five sacks over that span.

- LB A.J. Hawk needs two tackles to reach the 100-tackle mark for the fourth straight season. It would be his seventh 100-tackle campaign during his eight-year career.

- K Mason Crosby needs four points for his seventh consecutive 100-point season. He ranks No. 2 in franchise history for the most 100-point seasons behind only K Ryan Longwell (eight, 1997-2004). Crosby has made at least one field goal in nine consecutive games.


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Green Bay hosts Minnesota in NFC North tilt

Posted by packers.com on November 24, 2013 – 9:00 am

131122-kuhn-300- The Packers will kick off a stretch of two NFC North games in five days when they host the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field today.

- Green Bay will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak when it faces Minnesota. The Packers are currently third in the NFC North at 5-5, a game behind the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears, who are both 6-4.

- This will be the third home game for Green Bay in the last four weeks. The Packers will travel to Detroit for a Thanksgiving contest in Week 13, the fourth meeting between the clubs on Thanksgiving over the last seven seasons (2007, 2009, 2011). Green Bay has won the game leading into its Thanksgiving contest each of the last four times it has played on the holiday (2003, 2007, 2009, 2011).

- Through 106 meetings, which includes two postseason contests (1-1), the Packers hold a 56-49-1 edge over the Vikings in the all-time series.

- Fans can bet on a back-and-forth contest when the border rivals meet. In fact, 16 of the last 22 regular-season meetings between the clubs have been decided by seven points or less.

- Including Green Bay’s win against Minnesota in last year’s playoffs, the Packers have won seven of the last eight games between the teams. Green Bay has won four straight against the Vikings at Lambeau Field.

- The Packers have scored 30-plus points in five of their last six regular-season games against Minnesota, averaging 35.0 points per game over that span. That included a 44-point outing at Minnesota earlier this season in Week 8, the most points ever scored by Green Bay at the Metrodome, and a 45-point effort at Lambeau Field in 2011.

- Since Head Coach Mike McCarthy took over in 2006, the Packers have swept the season series with Minnesota in four out of seven years (2006-2007, 2010-2011). Green Bay has an 11-4 record (.733) against the Vikings in the regular season under McCarthy.

- Over the last 19 seasons (1994-2012), the Packers (nine) and the Vikings (five) have accounted for 14 NFC Central/North championships.

- Green Bay enters today’s game having won 14 of its last 16 regular-season games against NFC North foes. The Packers’ .875 winning percentage in divisional contests over that span ranks No. 2 in the NFL behind only New England (.882, 15-2).

- The Packers have won 10 of their last 11 and 17 of their last 19 regular-season games at Lambeau Field against NFC North opponents.

- Since 2006, Green Bay has a 34-11 (.756) regular-season record in NFC North contests (No. 2 in the NFL) and a 19-4 mark (.826) at home (No. 2).

- The Packers have won 10 of their last 12 regular-season games at home and 23 of their last 26 at Lambeau Field.
WEARING THE STRIPES

- Today’s officiating crew includes referee Bill Vinovich (52), umpire Paul King (121), head linesman Jim Mello (48), line judge Julian Mapp (10), field judge Steve Zimmer (33), side judge Jimmy DeBell (58) and back judge Jim Quirk (63).


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Lacy, Daniels and Masthay are Sunday’s captains

Posted by packers.com on November 24, 2013 – 8:00 am

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be RB Eddie Lacy (offense), DE Mike Daniels (defense) and P Tim Masthay (special teams).


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Vikings Head Coach Frazier and RB Peterson on rematch with Packers

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 20, 2013 – 12:05 pm

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Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier and RB Adrian Peterson were made available to the media via conference call Wednesday. Listen to Frazier and Peterson talk about Sunday’s game below.


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Packers hold onto first place with 44-31 win

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on October 27, 2013 – 10:24 pm

Packers RB James StarksMINNEAPOLIS–The Packers improved their record to 5-2 and maintained their hold on first place in the NFC North with a 44-31 win over the Vikings on Sunday night.

Leading 31-17 after three quarters, James Starks roared 25 yards up the middle on the second play of the fourth quarter, and the rout was on.

The Packers defense then pitched a three-and-out at the Vikings, and Aaron Rodgers erased any lingering doubt. He completed a 27-yard strike to Jarrett Boykin in a drive that began emptying the seats at the Metrodome, which was hosting its final Packers-Vikings game. The Packers eventually settled for a 20-yard field goal by Mason Crosby that gave the visitors a 41-17 lead with 6:10 to play.

Minnesota scored a touchdown with 4:42 to play and then unsuccessfully attempted an onside kick on the ensuing kickoff, leaving the Packers to kill the remaining time and turn their thoughts to next week’s game against the visiting Chicago Bears.

Crosby tacked on a 45-yard field goal with 2:53 to play.

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder scored on a 19-yard run to cut the Packers’ lead to 44-31 with 1:24 to play.

The Packers recovered the onside kick.

Rodgers threw for 285 yards, two touchdowns and a 130.6 passer rating. Lacy led all rushers with 94 yards. The Packers held Adrian Peterson to 60 yards rushing.


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Packers hold 31-17 lead after three quarters

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on October 27, 2013 – 9:38 pm

Packers RB Eddie LacyMINNEAPOLIS–The Packers increased their lead to 31-17 through three quarters of action at the Metrodome on Sunday night.

The Packers struck first in the second half on an 80-yard, ball-control drive that combined the power running of Eddie Lacy and the precision passing and timely scrambling of Aaron Rodgers. The key play in the drive was a 14-yard scramble by Rodgers on a third-and-2 from the Vikings 26-yard line.

On first down from the 12, Lacy ran over defenders and down to the 5-yard line, which gave Lacy 45 yards rushing to that point in the drive. On third-and-2 from the 4-yard line, Rodgers scrambled to the 1-yard line. A player later, Lacy scored over right tackle.

The Packers defense asserted itself on the Vikings’ next possession. A Mike Daniels sack forced a punt and the Packers offense, which was playing near-flawless football, took possession at its 26-yard line.

James Starks replaced Lacy but the gashing runs continued. Starks rushed for two first downs on consecutive runs. Rodgers completed a sideline pass to Myles White, who made a defender miss and roared down the sideline to the Vikings 24-yard line. That’s where the third quarter ended.


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Furious finish to first half ends with Packers up, 24-17

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 27, 2013 – 8:57 pm

Packers CB Micah HydeThe Packers struck for two big plays to break a 10-all tie late in the second quarter, but the Vikings answered with a TD drive of their own to make it 24-17, in favor of Green Bay, at the half.

First, QB Aaron Rodgers found WR Jordy Nelson over the middle on a third-down slant, and Nelson broke into the clear, going 76 yards in all for the touchdown to put the Packers on top 17-10.

It was Nelson’s second TD catch of the first half and came with 3:38 remaining before halftime.

Then, after the Packers defense got a three-and-out, rookie CB Micah Hyde returned a punt 93 yards for the score, making it 24-10 with 1:30 left in the half. The 93-yard return is tied for the fourth longest punt return in team history.

The Vikings responded with a 77-yard drive for a TD, helped by a pass interference penalty on CB Tramon Williams on a deep ball to WR Greg Jennings. RB Adrian Peterson ran it in for the score, from 8 yards out, with just 4 seconds left in the half to pull the Vikings within 24-17.

Tied at 7 after one quarter, the Packers had taken a 10-7 lead on a 30-yard Mason Crosby field goal, which capped a 17-play, 70-yard drive that consumed 8 minutes, 24 seconds.

Green Bay converted a pair of third downs on the drive, and then, after failing on a third-and-1 run by Eddie Lacy, converted on fourth down with a 7-yard pass to FB John Kuhn.

Lacy then burst through the middle for 17 yards, putting the ball on the 11, but a third-down sack of Rodgers by LB Chad Greenway led to the field goal.

The Vikings re-tied the game on a 36-yard FG by Blair Walsh. The drive was helped by a critical personal foul penalty on Packers DE Datone Jones, who shoved Vikings T Phil Loadholt well after Christian Ponder’s third-down pass was incomplete.

The fresh set of downs, followed by a 17-yard pass on the next third down to TE Kyle Rudolph with Ponder under heavy pressure, got the Vikings into field goal range. CB Tramon Williams nearly picked off an out route intended for WR Jerome Simpson right before the field goal try.


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Ask Vic Halftime: Aaron Rodgers puts it on the money

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on October 27, 2013 – 8:53 pm

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Zack from Tallahassee, FL

You called it, Vic, on Cordarelle Patterson. This will be a good game.

All I wrote is that he’s a big-play guy that gives me much more concern than Greg Jennings does. Patterson was very nearly the Packers’ first-round pick last spring.

Tony from Lancaster, PA

Vic, even though the Vikings are a one-win team, it seems they are one player away from being a really good team. What say you?

I agree, but that one player is the most important player of all and the most difficult player to find, the quarterback. If Christian Ponder was to come of age, the Vikings could make a second-half-of-the-season run for the playoffs. There are a lot of teams with losing records in the NFC. The No. 6 seed is wide open. The Giants are a team I believe can come to life. The season is still young.

Frank from Flieden, Germany

Vic, how about the crowd? How much green is in there?

The Packers have a lot of fans here tonight, and they are loud. I would put the crowd at 60-40, Vikings fans.

Sam fromm Madison, WI

Jordy has some of the best hands I’ve ever seen. I have no idea how he catches some of those passes. Have you ever covered a receiver as sure-handed?

Sam, I’ve covered some very good receivers, beginning with Lynn Swann and John Stallworth. Jordy Nelson is an outstanding receiver. On the 11-yard touchdown catch Nelson made, Aaron Rodgers’ pass was jaw-dropping. He fit it into the tightest of windows and he zipped it past Josh Robinson’s head before Robinson was able to turn and see the ball. On the 76-yarder, the window was just as tight. Those were two incredibly skilled passes by Rodgers. Do you understand where I’m going with this?

Scott from Kennewick, WA

In the second quarter, Adrian Peterson lowered his head right into Tramon Williams’ head. Is that not a perfect example of the the new rule that should have been called?

It probably is, but it’s a rule I don’t like and it doesn’t offend me that I have yet to see it enforced. I’m all for player safety, but I don’t want to see aggressiveness eliminated from the game. Initiating contact is a trrademark of great backs. That’s just my opinion, and it would be the same if Eddie Lacy dropped his head on a Vikings cornerback.

Doug from Maplewood, MO

With so many teams going to solid-color uniforms, like the Vikings going all purple on Sunday night, will we see the Packers wear solid-green uniforms?

I hope not. I think the Vikings’ uniforms are awful looking. I don’t know why they ever changed their uniform style. I always liked their uniforms. These look like clown suits.

Ricky from Denison, IA

What do you think about how the Packers defense is doing in the first half?

The pass interference penalty on Tramon Williams was an awful call. Until that play, the defense was playing outstanding football. This is a defense on the rise. When Clay Matthews and Nick Perry return to action, I think this defense could become special.

Darin from Toronto, ON

Vic, what was going through your mind when you saw the opening play?

I thought to myself, the Packers should’ve kicked it farther. I think most people remember how it bothered me that the Vikings maneuvered to get back into the first round and draft Patterson. He’s a guy with huge upside. He can be their next Randy Moss.

Bill from Green Bay, WI

How about Micah Hyde, huh?

Randall Cobb might’ve just become a full-time receiver. The Packers are growing. Their roster is getting deeper and more talented. That’s what development does for good young players, and Hyde is one of them. By the time Cobb and Matthews return to action, look out.

 


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Packers, Vikings tied after first quarter

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on October 27, 2013 – 8:01 pm

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MINNEAPOLIS–Sunday night’s game at the Metrodome began with a bang. The first quarter ended with the Packers and Vikings tied at 7-7.

Any designs the Packers had on a fast start were extinguished on the opening kickoff, when Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson went 109 yards nearly untouched for a touchdown. It tied for the longest kickoff return in NFL history. When Packers rookie Johnathan Franklin attempted to do the same on the ensuing Vikings kickoff, the Packers were in a hole at their 10-yard line.

That’s how this one started. Ouch!

Enter Aaron Rodgers, who quickly restored calm by leading the Packers on a long scoring drive. The big play in the drive was a third-and-6 from the  Vikings 31. Rodgers scrambled away from the rush and for 12 yards and a first down at the 19.

A screen pass to Eddie Lacy gained nine yards and left third-and-2 from the 11. Rodgers’ touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson beat tight coverage by Josh Robinson, and the Packers had tied the game, 7-7, with 7:23 to play in the first quarter.

Rodgers was in the process of driving the Packers toward another score when the first quarter ended. He completed 10 of 12 pass attempts for 80 yards in the quarter.


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