Photos From The Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions NFL Football Game.
As a sports photographer based in Green Bay, Wisconsin I’ve photographed plenty of cold weather NFL football games, but surprisingly we don’t get that many snow games. My most memorable snow game would the “Snow Globe” game, Brett Favre’s last game at Lambeau Field as a Packers. The Packers defeated the Seattle Seahawks in that January 2008 playoff game in a Lambeau Field filled with huge snow flakes. This Sunday December 9, 2012 the Green Bay Packers defeated the Detroit Lions 27-20 in an almost “snow globe” game. The Green Bay area got maybe 4 inches of snow on Sunday, just enough to give it that winter look.
I started my day looking for features outside the stadium before if got to dark out and then I moved inside to capture the stadium filling in with fans as the snow fell. One little things that happened to me and was probably very humorous to everyone but me. Have you ever seen a video of a little kid standing next to a tank at SeaWorld and a whale slashes him with a wave of water with his tail. Well, substitute the kids with me, the tank with the field of Lambeau and the whale tail as the tarp coving the field of Lambeau prior to the game. Not sure what happened, but as I was shooting a wide shot of the tarp covered field I heard an odd noise coming my way. That noise was forced air filling in under the tarp and coming my way with enough force to shower me with a wave of water from the melted snow on top of the tarp. My next blog should probably be about how well weather sealed the new Canon 5D Mark 3 is.
Here are a few of my favorite shot from covering the game.
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With snow falling around him Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers takes to the field.
Snow fills the sky at Lambeau Field.
Lions fan Joe Fara watches his team warm up.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during warm ups.
Snow gets flapped off an American Flag during the national anthem.
Detroit Lions tight end Tony Scheffler scores a touchdown.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford fumbles the ball. Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels recovered the ball and run it in for a touchdown.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley and outside linebacker DeAndre Levy close in on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby makes a 49 years filed goal.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson tries to pull in a pass as Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams defends.
Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure.
Detroit Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch tries to help Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb pull off his helmet.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh pressures Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb pulls pass in as Detroit Lions strong safety Don Carey defends.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy.
Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb tries to stay inbounds on a kickoff return.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Green Bay Packers running back DuJuan Harris scores a touchdown.
Green Bay Packers running back DuJuan Harris celebrates his touchdown with a Lambeau Leap.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shake hands at the end of the game.
Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels raises his helmet in celebration as he walks off the field. Daniels returned a Stafford fumble for a touchdown.