Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy apparently enjoys Thursday games.
McCarthy, whose Pack blew out the Vikings last night, said so yesterday. He said that he likes how playing earlier in the week gives the team a mini bye week, something he thinks they need right now after a tough five week stretch.
"I've always enjoyed the Thanksgiving game," McCarthy told The Green Bay Press-Gazette. "I always felt it served as kind of a mini-bye week for your football team. So just really after what we've been through, five weeks – in particular the last three weeks to have these three division games – this is a perfect time for a mini-bye. So this came at the right time."
Indeed that seems true, as next week's contest in Miami will likely be much closer than this week's against the Vikings.