By BOB McGINN
When Mike McCarthy’s teams have won, it usually was the result of a fast start. When they lost, often the games weren’t close.
In McCarthy’s first 12 seasons, just 47 of the Green Bay Packers’ 210 games, or 22.4%, were decided by four points or less. His 20-26-1 record (43.7%) was both odd and unimpressive.
Suddenly, the Packers can’t stop playing games that aren’t decided until the bitter end. They escaped by the hair on their chinny-chin-chin Monday night at Lambeau Field, turning back the game but in the end flawed San Francisco 49ers, 33-30, on Mason Crosby’s 27-yard...
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