Thursday, December 08, 2016

Texans at Packers

 
It has been a hectic week, but we still found some time to post these images from last Sunday’s game with the Green Bay Packers vs. the Houston Texans. Above, the view of the Lambeau Field Atrium entrance as we went to check out the “Festival of Lights” event on Saturday evening.

It is an event mainly for families, especially younger kids. Your Packerville, U.S.A. editor’s “kid” will be graduating from college a week from tomorrow, so it’s been a while since she’s been to events such as this.

It is the “Festival” of Lights because local area grocery chain Festival Foods is the sponsor. Here, Festival employees and volunteers help with the frosted cookie station.

Some of the pre-made cookies on display, for purchase. We didn’t want to “jinx” QB Aaron Rodgers for Sunday’s game by biting off his head the night before.

Lambeau Field Christmas decorations.

Lambeau Field Christmas decorations.

Lambeau Field Christmas decorations.

Lambeau Field Christmas decorations.

The official lighting of the Lambeau Field Christmas tree was held at 6:30 p.m.

Now here we are on Sunday morning, walking to the stadium from our parking place a few blocks away.

Of course, the story of the day was the plentiful snow, which fell fairly heavy throughout the game.

I can’t recall the last time I saw the grounds crew removing tarps from the field before the game. Out of 135 games, I guess not that many have been in snow.

Views of the Packers sideline before the game.

Views of the Packers sideline before the game.

Views of the Packers sideline before the game.

WR Randall Cobb limbering up.

QB Aaron Rodgers comes out to warm up. Note his different colored shoes. The NFL let the players wear personalized cleats in Week 14 — cleats that showcased charities. Rodgers’ major charity is the MACC fund, which funds research through events and special programs with an aim to find a cure for childhood cancers, located in Milwaukee. But for the game, as you’ll later see, he switched to just the green pair.

QB Aaron Rodgers throwing along the Packers’ sideline.

QB Aaron Rodgers warming up the ol’ legs.

Houston Texans players wondering what all that white stuff could be.

Packers team huddle outside the tunnel entrance to the field.

The game is underway, and the Houston Texans have their first series here.

The Packers have the ball for the first time, heading towards the south end zone.

The Packers defense waits the Texans’ offense.

Official NFL snowfall gauge.

It didn’t take long for the field to be covered enough where the yard lines became harder to see.

The Packers coaches and players in the snowy conditions. It wasn’t too miserable in the stands... only when the snow blew in your eyes.

QB Aaron Rodgers making some adjustments at the line of scrimmage.

WR/RB Ty Montgomery (#88) has a nice hole open up for him.

The crowd says, “Snow? What snow?”

Close up view of the center of the line and backfield just outside the north end zone. The linemen are C Corey Linsley (#63) and G Lane Taylor (#65).

FB Aaron Ripkowski goes low to hit Quintin Demps (#27).

The Packers’ offense just outside the north end zone.

QB Aaron Rodgers looking to pass downfield. Trying to get open in the foreground is WR Jordy Nelson (#87).

The camera must stay dry.

The Texans operate with little room. QB Brock Osweiler looks to get rid of the ball before a possible safety.

The Packers’ offense huddling up before driving south. They scored all of their points in the north end zone, which was nice for us.

The Packers’ DT Mike Daniels (mostly hidden), LB Jake Ryan (#47), and DT Leroy Guion (#98) bottle up a Houston runner.

Houston TE Ryan Griffin (#84) catches his teams’ second (and last) TD of the game.

Special teams meeting on the sideline.

Is this man having fun?

Above and below, the Packers’ offense milling around during a television time out.


Close-up of the Packers’ offensive huddle.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) passing from his own end zone.

The excited fan in front of us partially blocked the view of FB Aaron Ripkowski’s TD.

The giant flag guys celebrate the Packers’ score.

One shot of the Texans’ wild play at the end.

A good win... great football weather... and good company at the game. We’ll be back there this coming Sunday afternoon (at 3:25 p.m.), where the forecast is for... yep... more snow!

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