(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer Good thing the Green Bay Packers are off this week.
They're going to need it.
Five of Green Bay's last seven games will be against NFC North opponents, a stretch that could prove every bit as tough for the banged-up Packers as the challenges they faced in the first half.
''To do what we want to do, you have to win your division games,'' defensive coordinator Dom Capers said Monday. ''When you have five of seven, we're going to get a heavy dose of guys who know a lot about us and we know a lot about them. That's always a challenge. You've got to put extra effort in the preparation. There's always a little more intensity that comes with division games. It'll start right as soon as we get back.''
Though the Packers (6-3) were on a roll with four straight wins, they desperately needed their bye. Their injured list was already cramped, with top receiver Greg Jennings, perennial Pro Bowl defensive back Charles Woodson ...