GREEN BAY - While few people outside of Seattle think the referees made the right call on the deciding play, the only finger pointing the Packers are doing is aimed at themselves.
A.J. Hawk credited Coach McCarthy with setting the tone early in the locker room. McCarthy summed up his message to the team.
"We're not the victim. Nothing is guaranteed to you. The game of football is not perfect that's why you play the game and one team walks off a winner."
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn’t agree with the call made on the field but said it’s time to stop blaming the loss on the referees.
"There's a lot of blame to fall on the shoulders of guys like myself who didn't play their best game” said Rodgers. “As a man I think it's more important that you stand up and point the finger at yourself first."
Despite being on the losing end of a play that will go down in NFL history, the Packers aren't dwelling on the negatives instead their choosing to look on the bright side and use that loss for fuel for this weekends game against New Orleans.
"I love emotion,” said Mike McCarthy. “Emotion is the engine that makes this thing go. I'm for any kind of emotion as long as it's channeled properly."
His players seem to hear that message loud and clear.
Cornerback Jarrett Bush said it’s a great way to add a little extra burn to the preparation this week.
"Use it for fuel as you're watching film, while you're in practice,” said Bush. “Just think about it like, man we should have won that game and just take it out on the Saints."
Despite all of the problems with the men in stripes, Randall Cobb says Sunday's result will be more about the guys wearing green and gold, not those in black and white.
"Regardless of what official is out there we're probably going to argue the calls,” said Cobb. “The biggest thing is we've got to play above the refs and execute or game plan and that's something we didn't do this past week."