Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 12/26/11
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Now that the Green Bay Packers have wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the NFC, Mike McCarthy is free to rest some of his starters in the regular-season finale. And while McCarthy's natural inclination might be playing to win - especially with the NFC North rival Detroit Lions coming to Lambeau Field on New Year's Day - the coach acknowledged after the Packers' 35-21 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night that his team's injury situation might dictate his strategy. ''We'll look at all of our options,'' McCarthy said. ''But I'm not going to stand here and tell you we want to give away opportunities to win the game. We're going to play to win the game next week. I'm not real excited about a division opponent coming in here and think we're not going to do everything we can to get to 15-1. But health is an issue for us. I think that's stating the obvious.'' Aaron Rodgers threw five touchdown passes in a game for the first time in his NFL career, breaking a close game wide open by l...
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