Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/8/13
Having to tangle with division rival Minnesota twice in a span of seven days wasn't a preferred scenario for the Packers. That they survived the rematch Saturday night with a 24-10 victory over the Vikings in Green Bay to start the playoffs six days after losing 37-34 at Minnesota to end the regular season afforded the Packers a welcomed respite. Green Bay has a full week before playing again, and head coach Mike McCarthy is making sure his players are properly prepared for the tussle ahead this weekend. The players were off Sunday and Monday, giving their bodies adequate recovery time, before they jump back into practice Tuesday in advance of the divisional-round game at San Francisco on Saturday night. "This is a great win, a big win for us, but we have to shift gears and be ready for San Francisco now," receiver/returner Randall Cobb said after Saturday's win. "We know what they're going to bring, and it's going to be a tough game." Toughness is a word that will be thro...
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