Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley and coach Mike McCarthy understand that the playoff picture looks bleak after the loss Sunday night to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but they’re not counting themselves out yet. McCarthy’s goal is to get to 10 wins, which typically equals at least a wild-card playoff berth.
“Six losses,” McCarthy said, per Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “I mean, it is what it is. You can sit there and you can jump around and look at schedules and all that. I’m sure that’s fun for the fans and all the potential scenarios and all that, but at the end of the day, if you don’t get to 10 wins, to me, there’s nothing else to talk about.
“We’re at five. We’ve got to get to six, and that’s what really it’s all about. Got to get to six. We’re at six losses. That’s always been our mindset when we get to this point in the season. It’s no different this year. To me, you’ve only got so much time and energy in the day. You obviously have to fill up your time and energy talking about those things. To me, five plus five equals 10. I don’t think there’s anything else to talk about.”
The problem is that without superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers, winning out seems unlikely. Hundley has just one win as a starter this season. Is he going to rattle off five in a row?
You have to give Hundley credit, though. He does believe in himself.
“We still have some games left to play, and we have to make the most of them,” the quarterback said. “We still have our divisional games, which are huge. But we have to take it one game at a time and really, really, focus in on this last stretch. But we can’t look too far ahead. This next one coming up is the most important, so we’ve got to understand that, just keep pushing.”
The Packers play at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.