(Eds: With AP Photos.) By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer Now that it's gone, Green Bay Packers players admit they are disappointed they aren't in position to pull off a perfect season.
And they don't seem to put much stock in the theory that a well-timed loss can help a good team focus going into the playoffs.
Still, there's home-field advantage at stake - and, ultimately, a Super Bowl left to shoot for - giving the Packers plenty to play for going into their game Sunday night against NFC North rival Chicago at Lambeau Field.
''Yeah, it's disappointing, but at the same time, it's not end-all, be-all,'' safety Charlie Peprah said. ''We're still 13-1, still control our own destiny as far as getting home field. That's what, really, we're focused on. Feeling sorry for ourselves, we let that go already. Everybody's back and focused.''
When the Packers returned to practice Wednesday, coach Mike McCarthy saw a team that was perhaps a little less boisterous than usual.
''They're back a...