Packers back from bye week



GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy made sure his undefeated team didn’t ease its way back into football following the bye week.

McCarthy had a surprise waiting for his players Monday when they returned from their six days off: an in-pads practice outside in seasonably cool mid-40s temperatures.

With a challenging schedule ahead during the second half of the season, McCarthy wanted to make it clear the NFL’s lone remaining unbeaten team can’t afford to rest on its first-half accomplishments, even if the Packers are viewed by many as the clear-cut best team in the league right now.