BY ROB REISCHEL
Mike McCarthy stood at a podium inside the Lambeau Field media auditorium back on Dec. 15, 2010.
McCarthy knew his Green Bay Packers would be without quarterback Aaron Rodgers that week in New England due to a concussion he suffered the previous Sunday in Detroit. The Patriots, who had won 10 of 11 games behind soon-to-be NFL MVP Tom Brady, were 14-point favorites that week.
But McCarthy wasn’t buying it, even if his team seemed to be heading to a gun fight with only a few pebbles.
“We’re nobody’s underdog,” McCarthy bellowed that day. “We have all the confidence in...
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