"That's what your linemen want, that's what the backs want. That's the way we play football here in December," McCarthy said. "At that point in the game, you could feel it was starting to tilt. That was a big series for us."
The Lions pulled within a score on Hanson's 34-yard field goal with 7 seconds left. But the onside kick went out of bounds, and the countdown to the Packers-Bears game was on.
"I'm focused on going to Chicago and winning the division," McCarthy said.
NOTES: The Packers scored twice on the ground for the first time since Dec. 11, 2011. ... Rodgers failed to throw a TD pass at Lambeau, ending a 35-game streak. ... Lions DT Nick Fairley sacked Rodgers for the third time this season. ... Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew did not return for the second half after injuring his ankle.
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