Success Lecture Assured

When the Green Bay Packers reconvene for practice today, they're going to hear a familiar lecture from coach Mike McCarthy -- handling success and the problems associated with it.

After an embarrassing 35-7 loss at Chicago Sunday, McCarthy plans to revisit that lesson.

McCarthy wants to know how a 12-and-2 football team can go down to Chicago and get badly beaten by a team that's out of the playoffs.

The Packers allowed Dallas to clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. They're still assured of a first-round playoff bye and one home playoff game. But if the Packers face the Cowboys in the NFC title game, it will be in Dallas.

The Packers' playoff position has already been determined. But after Sunday's loss, McCarthy says the Packers need to regain momentum going into the playoffs.

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