Monday's Game Will Be Extra Secure

The Green Bay Packers are well aware that Monday night's game between the Packers and Washington Redskins at Lambeau Field will be the first prime-time game since the terrorist attacks. The Monday Night Football game will be broadcast by ABC and security, no doubt, will be tighter than ever.

"After an event like this, I think security is heightened everywhere," said center Mike Flanagan, Green Bay's representative for the NFL Players Association. "I think everyone is more aware. I think the safest time to play these games is as soon as possible." The game begins at 8 p.m. (CDT).

"It's going to be a big game," said defensive end Vonnie Holliday. "That's a Monday night game in front of a national audience. I'm sure there are going to be some concerns. I'm sure if we're going to play the game security won't be an issue because they'll beef up security so much that we'll feel safe as players and as fans."

Lambeau Field is currently in the midst of a $295 renovation project. There are only four entry ways to the stadium. It was uncertain if fans will be searched for metal objects prior to entering the stadium.

"We're very secure the way it is," said Packers president Bob Harlan. "We always try to be careful. We'll be cautious about it."

"I think the best thing to do right now is try to get your mind on other things," said defensive tackle Santana Dotson. "I'll just be glad when that Monday night game comes."

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