Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Cincinnati at Green Bay — Pre-Game

Here is our first photo gallery from the Cincinnati vs. Green Bay game on Sunday, September 24, 2017. This gallery focuses on everything up until kick-off time. So, let’s begin...

This is the cover of the game program from the Bengals-Packers game.

Here we see the early arrivers waiting in the hot sun outside of the Verizon Gate. The gates of Lambeau Field always open two hours prior to the game — meaning 1:25 p.m. on this day.

An early view of Lambeau Field right after the gates opened. The field wasn’t empty for long, as players came out to warm up very shortly after.

WR Jordy Nelson grabs a game ball to throw to QB Aaron Rodgers.

Early looks along the Packers’ sideline (above and below).

Equipment staff unloading materials on the Packers’ sideline.

Looking back up at the press and television boxes from along the Packers’ sideline.

The view from the Packerville, U.S.A. Gold Package season ticket seats during pre-game warm-ups.

Sunday was the hottest Packers home game ever. We were also at the second-coldest game ever at Lambeau — the 2007 NFC Championship game in January 2008.

QB Aaron Rodgers talks with Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton (right) and another player.

WR Jordy Nelson, stretching and limbering up.

QB Aaron Rodgers (left) and WR Jordy Nelson share a laugh.

WR Jordy Nelson, QB Aaron Rodgers, and WR Randall Cobb toss the ball around.

WR Randall Cobb ended up being inactive for the game due to an injury suffered during the previous game in Atlanta.

QB Aaron Rodgers going through his pre-game routine.

Both sidelines had several misting/cooling fans placed around the bench areas.

QB Aaron Rodgers throwing in pre-game.

QB Joe Callahan throwing in pre-game. If he plays, it means that either the Packers are up buy so many points that even QB Brett Hundley has been pulled from mop-up duty — or that something catastrophic has occurred.

WR Jordy Nelson converses with a CBS sideline reporter.

He didn’t know it yet, but K Mason Crosby (#2) was practicing here for his overtime winning kick.

For those of you who revel in Packers equipment minutiae (you know who you are), here are some of the labels on the sideline equipment bags.

Cincinnati’s helmet radios are being tested here.

The Packers come out in uniform to warm-up before kick-off.

Bengals’ players warming up on the north end of the field.

The Packers huddle up for NFL Films. At left is the team’s official photographer, Evan Siegle. At far right is QB Joe Callahan, who did not dress for the game.

WR Davante Adams (#17) and WR Jordy Nelson (#87) run over to the Packers’ sideline.

The Bengals in their team huddle by the north end zone.

The Packers run some plays in the south end of the field.

Packers players kneel for another reason.

The Packers’ bench area during the National Anthem.

The coin toss at mid-field.

The special teams crew huddles up before going out for the opening kick-off.

Next: The game in photos

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