News now! Packers building momentum but must stay grounded

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 17, 2014 – 4:39 pm

141117-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy can see the momentum his team is building, but he believes it can be dangerous to put too much into those types of psychological factors.

“I think momentum is very important in any sport,” McCarthy said on Monday, following the Packers’ second straight blowout win since their bye week. “Momentum is something, you can view it as an energy source, but you have to be realistic about how you feel it affects your football team.

“This game is a lot about confidence, but you definitely have to guard against over-confidence.”

The Packers’ upcoming game at Minnesota is a division game, which McCarthy always preaches are tough contests. The Packers are 7-3 and tied with Detroit for the NFC North lead.

There’s a lot of uncertainty with the Vikings as to running back Adrian Peterson’s playing status at the moment, but McCarthy said the Packers aren’t concerning themselves with that potential distraction.

“Not really focusing on it,” he said. “I don’t really know the specifics of everything involved. We’re preparing against what we see on video. That’s always our approach. If something happens, we’ll adjust.”

McCarthy also reported no new injuries from Sunday’s game.

Click here for more from McCarthy’s press conference.


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