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Humbled Packers still in playoff hunt

Published On: Nov 27 2012 07:10:57 AM CST

GREEN BAY, Wis. -

The Green Bay Packers' playoff hopes remained mostly intact following Sunday's blowout loss at the New York Giants.

"Everything we want to accomplish is still in front of us and that'll be our focus," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said following the 38-10 loss. I believe in what we're about as a football team."

In a departure from normal protocol, McCarthy did not conduct his customary day-after-the-game news conference Monday.

As ugly as the performance might have been against the same team that ended its 15-1 season with an NFC Divisional Playoff victory at Lambeau Field last Jan. 15, the Packers still have ample opportunity to win the NFC North title and set themselves up for a playoff run. They might not land a first-round playoff bye like they did last year. Then again, that didn't do them much good anyway.

With the loss, the Packers (7-4) fell one game behind the Chicago Bears (8-3) in the division. They're presently tied with the Giants (7-4) for the fourth-best record in the NFC, behind Atlanta (10-1), San Francisco (8-2-1) and the Bears. If the season ended today, the Packers would be the NFC's No. 5 seed and would return to MetLife Stadium to face the Giants, who have a two-game lead in the NFC East.

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