Packers Look to Learn from Giant Loss
NBC26's Dan Koob reports from Metlife Stadium following the Packers 38-10 loss to the New York Giants Video by nbc26.comvideo
Mike McCarthy was blunt about how he felt following the Packers 38-10 loss at the hands of the New York Giants.
"It doesn't feel good, doesn't taste good. The most thing I'm interested in is responsibility and accountability [from everyone]."
His quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, was already looking past the debacle.
"We're better than this. We're going to regroup and we got Minnesota at home [Sunday] and we'll be ready for them."
"We were beaten in every facet, starting with myself," continued McCarthy. "I feel when you perform that way it starts with the head coach."
The Packers allowed 5 sacks and countless amounts of pressure to Rodgers while getting mauled in the Meadowlands. The team will not overreact to one loss, said McCarthy, and the Packers first 'L' in almost two months.
Rodgers said a loss like Sunday's exposes weaknesses that may have flown under the radar of a 5 game winning streak. He said they'll be addressed and fixed with additional film study.
"That being said, I've never been on this side of this kind off loss before," he said. "But if you play long enough you will. Hopefully we'll remember this feeling and not have this sort of embarrassment happen again."
"It makes everyone look inside and find out what you're about. I believe what we're about as a football team. I probably haven't felt this way since my first game as a Green Bay Packer," said McCarthy.
The loss dropped the Packers a game behind the Chicago Bears for first place in the NFC North. The team does, however, hold the keys to their season's success.
"As we move on we have 5 games left, 3 at home, 4 against the division opponents. Every thing's right in front of us," said Rodgers. "We win out, we win the division."