‘The drive’ Mike McCarthy’s finest; Packers back to business

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on December 30, 2013 – 5:03 pm

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GREEN BAY–Following one of the most thrilling and signiicant victories in Packers history, Mike McCarthy turned the page forward from Sunday’s 33-28, division-clinching victory in Chicago on Sunday.

“It’s back to business. It’s playoff time and we’re focused on the 49ers today,” McCarthy said.

One of the big plays in the Packers’ win was a fourth-and-one play in the team’s game-winning, 87-yard drive. From the Packers’ 22-yard line, John Kuhn got the first down, validating McCarthy’s decision not to punt.

“Challenging the spot was not a consideration. Our offensive players all wanted to go for it. They were right. There was only one timeout left. Ultimately, I would’ve regretted that decision had I punted,” McCarthy said on Monday.

What followed was a slow march across midfield, from where Aaron Rodgers threw a 48-yard, game-winning touchdown pass to Randall Cobb.

The drive, which included 15 plays?

“I don’t know one better. This was for all the marbles. Aaron hadn’t played in eight weeks. They were aggressive with their game plan. This is the finest one I’ve ever been associated with,” McCarthy said.

Click here for packers.com’s full report from McCarthy’s Monday press conference.


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