Packers Work Through Christmas
By By Jon Byman
The Packers are on a short week coming off a loss to the Bears this past Monday. That left the team working through Christmas. Although, Coach Mike McCarthy says they managed to get everyone some time for their families.
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"We were able to get our work done Christmas Eve by 4 o'clock to let everybody get home and to mass and then we came in at Noon on Christmas Day and were able to get everyone out of here by 4 O'Clock again to let everyone get home for Christmas dinner," McCarthy said.
Looking forward to this weekend's game against the Lion's, McCarthy says, "We're focused on winning the football game."
Much has been and will be made of the significance of the game to the Lions. A loss would leave the team without a single win this year. If the Lions win, the Packers would be the only team beat by the Lions this year. McCarthy says he's not focused on that. "We need to go out and play our style of football and play at our level," McCarthy said.
What happened in the Bears game? McCarthy told Newsradio 620 WTMJ, "our negative plays in Chicago are all really things we can control. Making field goals, the mechanics of the snap the hold the kick, we have to be perfect in those situations." McCarthy says it was "very disappointing to pretty much be in control of that game throughout most of it and then let the team back in to steal the victory away from it."