GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers coach Mike McCarthy is hoping that Sunday's 38-10 loss to the New York Giants was just one bad game, because he has no plans to do anything differently in preparation this week.
"We're not going to change the way we go about our business," McCarthy said in his Tuesday press conference. "Urgency, awareness is obviously heightened once you get into December. That's a natural path through any NFL season. How we handle this loss and the words for the team, I'll express that in the morning to them."
Green Bay had been on a five-game winning streak, but that came to a screeching halt Sunday night. The Packers, now 7-4 and trailing the 8-3 Chicago Bears for the lead in the NFC North, were outplayed in every area of the game by the Giants. Literally. Green Bay was beaten in each major statistical category by New York.
But McCarthy didn't question his players' effort in that game.
"I definitely wouldn't say it was a lack of heart," he said. "I think that's part...