However, the Packers were reportedly interested in Brian Hoyer before Hoyer signed with New England this week, leaving questions for McCarthy as they prepare to face the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football (5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). "You know, especially in rivalry games, but I don't like anybody".
"We've had two division games, and we've had a guy get knocked out in each game", Daniels said.
But with the toughest stretch of their schedule behind them, they enter November in position to make a run at their first division title in 24 years. I'd get mad. I'd say, 'Why are we always the ones getting pushed around instead of us doing the pushing around?' That's where I developed that.
The Lions expect Green Bay to take a similar approach with Rodgers out, which is part of the reason Hayden said it's up to them to "just not mess up, do our job and not beat ourselves".
"You want to be physical, but you don't want to be dirty", Daniels said. When are we going to retaliate? They knocked out one of our best receivers - one of the better ones in the league - out of the game. "I'm not saying knock anyone out, but let them know we are there and we mean business".
Green Bay is 0-2 since losing Aaron Rodgers early in a Week 6 game against the Vikings, and another loss threatens to cast the former Super Bowl favorite with the rest of the NFC's chaff.
The defense, after snagging a bunch of turnovers and scoring plenty of points on their own over the first few games of the season, hasn't fallen apart since-but surrendering big splash plays to the New Orleans Saints and Pittburgh Steelers cost Detroit a late chance to win both of those gams.