McCarthy shares Rodgers' confidence

Ryan Wood
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GREEN BAY – Two days after his quarterback said the Green Bay Packers could “run the table” in their final six games, Mike McCarthy wasn’t backing down.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers have had their ups and downs this season.

Aaron Rodgers said earlier this week he believes the Packers are good enough to win their remainingl six games. Not that anything different should be expected, but it’s certainly a bold statement while the Packers are in the midst of a four-game losing streak, their longest since 2008.

McCarthy said he shared his quarterback’s optimism.

“I love it,” McCarthy said. “It’s an expression of confidence. That’s a statement that he made. I read about it just like everybody else. I think it just shows what’s going on internally, but the fact of the matter is we have to win the next game.

“This is a big challenge going to Philadelphia. It’s a very good football team.”

The Philadelphia Eagles are also good at home. They’ve won each of their four games played this season inside Lincoln Financial Field.

Philly fans are a big reason the Eagles are tough to beat on their home field. Earlier this week, receiver Jordy Nelson recalled Eagles fans egging the team bus during a prior trip to Philadelphia.

McCarthy said the road game in Philadelphia reminds him of the same enthusiasm seen in big-time high school or college venues. As for the eggs, McCarthy could do without.

“Let’s not encourage them, now,” McCarthy said. “They definitely hold true to their reputation.” and follow him on Twitter @ByRyanWood

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