Graham had suffered the injury when he was attempting to make a block that forced him out of the game and to be examined by the team.
McCarthy acknowledged that it was a game the 4-5-1 Packers needed. So much so that there is an increasing belief this could be McCarthy's previous year on the Packers sideline, and the online sports betting site Betonline has released odds on the matter.
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Chris Carson rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown, overcoming the mistake of fumbling on the first play of the game and setting up Green Bay's opening score.
The Packers are first in the National Football League with 5.2 yards per carry, but they rank 27th in rushing attempts. The loss to the Seahawks left the Packers at 0-5 on the road this season and trailing the division-leading Chicago Bears (6-3) and the Vikings (5-3-1), and while a seemingly softer portion of the schedule follows after the game in Minnesota, a loss to the Vikings could render the final five games nearly moot.
"I have great confidence". "I can tell you, this isn't fun". When Rodgers missed an easy third-down throw on the ensuing possession, McCarthy opted to punt on fourth-and-2 with 4:20 to go. "I know this is different personnel on their side of the ball than we've seen over the years, but they're still playing really well".
The Packers are in a tough spot sitting at 4-5-1 heading into the final six games that may require them to essentially win out to even have a chance to secure a playoff spot.