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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.

     

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by Mike Spofford, Packers.com
posted 11/03/2006

It's not nearly as revealing a statistic as turnover ratio, which players and coaches always point to as a key indicator of wins and losses, but a team's sack ratio gives at least some idea of the teams winning the battle up front.

Sack ratio refers to the number of sacks a team records on defense versus the number it allows on offense, and the Packers' defensive and offensive lines have been doing an exemplary job in that area thus far in 2006.

The Packers are plus-13 through seven games, with 22 sacks recorded and just nine allowed. That ranks second in the league behind San Diego (plus-16), and while sacks aren't as game-changing as turnovers might be, they are negative yardage plays that can have a significant impact in any game.

"Sacks are a turnover in their own aspect," defensive tackle Colin Cole said. "When you get sacks, you have field-position changes, you have momentum changes. They have their own type of effect."

On defense, the Packers' success is mostly due to end Aaron Kampman, whose career-high 8 1/2 sacks constitute more than one-third of the team's total. Kampman was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording two sacks against Arizona, and he's tied for the league lead with San Diego's Shawne Merriman.

Also, linebackers Nick Barnett and A.J. Hawk have been more active with blitzes in recent games. And the more frequent use of the '3-3' alignment -- which employs three defensive linemen, all three linebackers, and five defensive backs -- has created some favorable pass-rush matchups by moving players around and allowing them to attack from different angles.

"Every defense we have, if it's a blitz or rush or whatever, our motto is it's designed for you to get home," defensive coordinator Bob Sanders said. "So hopefully everybody stays hot and (the offense) has got problems all over and they can't focus on one guy like Aaron."

The majority of the pressure still must come from the front four, which should get a boost with the return of defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins from injury this week. Jenkins is perhaps the Packers' best pass rusher on the interior of the defensive line, and with him back the Packers can rotate more defenders through, which should keep them fresh and less reliant on a blitz to get pressure.

"We're really not a blitz team," Barnett said. "We do sprinkle some blitz in there. If it happens to open up, we'll bring that blitz. But we just go out there and play football and if it so happens it's the right time to call a blitz, we'll call it."

Offensively, the protection for quarterback Brett Favre has been fairly steady throughout the season. He was sacked three times by the Bears in the season opener and twice in the first quarter at Miami, when the offensive line was adjusting to the absence of left tackle Chad Clifton (illness).

But aside from that, the Packers have allowed just four sacks in the other 23 quarters of play this season, including a stretch of 108 pass plays (from the fourth quarter of Week 2 against New Orleans to the second quarter of Week 5 against St. Louis) with no sacks. Last Sunday's game against Arizona was the third time the Packers didn't allow a sack in seven games.

"The way we've called our offensive game plan this year has been sound in the sense that we've struggled early on with protection, so we've moved the pocket a little bit and kept more guys in to protect," Favre said.

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The hope is that as the young players on the offensive line continue to grow and improve, keeping a running back and/or tight end in to help handle the opposing pass rush won't be required as often. The Packers got the tight ends and backs out into pass routes more often against Arizona, and depending on the opponent that trend may continue.

The improved running game in recent weeks, and playing with the lead in these last two victories, also has factored into keeping Favre upright a vast majority of the time.

"When we get the running game established, everything comes a little bit easier," running back Ahman Green said. "They blitz a little bit less because they have to be honest, and be ready for the pass, play-action, things like that."

It's all added up to good sack statistics on both sides of the ball for the Packers, but the coaching staff feels that by no means is this as good as the ratio can get.

"We've left quite a few sacks on the table, but certainly we're going to continue to try to get as many as you can," Sanders said. "That's good pass defense, that sack, when the ball doesn't even come out."

Added offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski: "The term to use, keeping him clean, is a good term to use. It's real descriptive, because you just can't get that guy hit. He's too valuable."