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Mike McCarthy insists Packers' mistakes can be corrected

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Despite two embarrassing losses to Brett Favre in the first half of the season, at least the Green Bay Packers were beating the teams they're supposed to.

Until now.

Green Bay is reeling after blowing a fourth-quarter lead to a previously winless Tampa Bay team starting a rookie quarterback Sunday. Now 4-4 at the season's halfway mark, a team expected to make a serious playoff push now finds itself on the verge of a free fall going into Sunday's home game against Dallas.

The problems are the same: Too many sacks allowed on offense, not enough pass rush on defense and costly special teams lapses. Packers coach Mike McCarthy maintains that the mistakes are correctable and insists the season isn't a lost cause.

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