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Notebook: Despite clinching, McCarthy won't let up

10:13 PM, Dec. 17, 2012
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, seen during the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago, has more in sight than just the NFC North Division title. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, seen during the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago, has more in sight than just the NFC North Division title. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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A year ago, with his team's playoff destiny secure, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy chose to rest his core starters during its regular-season finale against Detroit.

Minus Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews and several others, the Packers held off the Detroit Lions 45-41 to finish 15-1, but fell two weeks later in the NFC Divisional playoffs to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

The Packers punched their ticket back to the playoffs with Sunday's 21-13 win over Chicago - marking their first back-to-back NFC North Division titles under McCarthy - but it also begged the question ...

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
15%
575 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
23%
856 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
27%
1017 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
34%
1271 votes

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