The Green Packers are one of the premiere teams in the NFL, but head into San Francisco this weekend as underdogs. The Packers are used to be front-runners, but as Mike McCarthy told Comcast Sports Net Bay Area, his team “plays better as the disrespected underdog.”
“Our players like that,” McCarthy said. “I think they respond better when they’re disrespected, and I’m sure that we’ll get some of that this week, too, because we weren’t successful in the first week. So I think it brings a little more energy.
“But at the end of the day, personally, I think you’ve really got to keep your eye on the target and make sure you’re focused on the things that are about successful football, and that will start as we do our gameplans and make sure that we don’t get too far away from who we really are.”
Green Bay is the underdog Sunday and many will suggest that the Niners can bully and push the Packers around. I expect to see their best.