Sunday, March 22, 2015

2014 Program Covers Review

Here’s a post that we’ve been planning to do since the end of the 2014 season: a review of the home game program covers from Lambeau Field this past season. We attended every single game (11 total), and compiled this gallery from our archives. Starting with the first preseason game, here are the details:

Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Opponent: Oakland Raiders
Score: W, 31-21
Recap: Aaron Rodgers threw for two touchdowns and Eddie Lacy ran for a first-quarter score in the Green Bay Packers' 31-21 preseason victory Friday night over the Oakland Raiders.

Date: Thursday, August 28, 2104
Opponent: Kansas City Chiefs
Score: W, 34-14
Recap: Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien each threw for two touchdowns in their competition to back up starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas Chiefs 34-14 in a preseason finale Thursday night.

Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Opponent: New York Jets
Score: W, 31-24
Recap: Aaron Rodgers threw for three touchdowns, Jordy Nelson had a career-high 209 yards receiving and the Green Bay Packers rallied from an 18-point deficit for a 31-24 win over the New York Jets on Sunday.

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Opponent: Minnesota Vikings
Score: W, 42-10
Recap: Julius Peppers returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown, Eddie Lacy ran for a season-high 105 yards and two touchdowns, Aaron Rodgers threw for three scores, and the Green Bay Packers routed the Minnesota Vikings 42-10 on Thursday night.

Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Opponent: Carolina Panthers
Score: W, 38-17
Recap: Aaron Rodgers threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns, Randall Cobb torched the Carolina secondary for 121 yards receiving and the Green Bay Packers routed the Carolina Panthers 38-17 on Sunday.

Date: Sunday, November 9, 2014
Opponent: Chicago Bears
Score: W, 55-14
Recap: Aaron Rodgers threw six touchdown passes to tie the Green Bay game record and match the NFL record for a half, and the Packers routed the reeling Chicago Bears 55-14 on Sunday night.

Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles
Score: W, 53-20
Recap: Aaron Rodgers passed for 341 yards and three touchdowns, Julius Peppers returned his second interception of the season for a score, and the Green Bay Packers defense stuffed the high-octane Philadelphia Eagles for a 53-20 rout Sunday.

Date: Sunday, November 30, 2014
Opponent: New England Patriots
Score: W, 26-21
Recap: Aaron Rodgers threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Lacy powered for key yards in the fourth quarter and the Green Bay Packers fended off the New England Patriots 26-21 Sunday in a high-profile matchup between Super Bowl contenders.

Date: Monday, December 8, 2014
Opponent: Atlanta Falcons
Score: W, 43-37
Recap: Eddie Lacy ran for a touchdown and caught one of Aaron Rodgers' three TD passes, and the Green Bay Packers built a 24-point lead before holding off the Atlanta Falcons for a 43-37 victory Monday night.

Date: Sunday, December 28, 2014
Opponent: Detroit Lions
Score: W, 30-20
Recap: Limping Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes to Randall Cobb, Eddie Lacy gashed Detroit's defense for 100 yards and the Green Bay Packers claimed a fourth straight NFC North title with 30-20 victory Sunday.

Date: January 11, 2015
Opponent: Dallas Cowboys
Score: W, 26-21
Recap: Green Bay rallied from an 11-point deficit as Aaron Rodgers threw for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat Dallas 26-21 Sunday in an NFC divisional-round playoff. The Packers (13-4), helped immensely by a video reversal with 4:06 remaining, went undefeated at Lambeau Field this season.

It’s a pretty good deal to see eleven consecutive games in person and never see a loss — even in the “meaningless” games of the preseason. The longest win streak we’ve seen in person at home is 18 games. Hopefully, they can establish this kind of dominance in years to come.