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Packers focused on winning, securing playoff spot


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- No matter the approach the Chicago Bears take Sunday, the Green Bay Packers won't lose sight of what they need to accomplish in the NFC North rivals' regular-season finale.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy says his team is focused on winning the game to nab a playoff spot. Green Bay could gain the final NFC wild-card spot without beating the Bears if the New York Giants and Tampa Bay lose their games.

Green Bay won't be at full strength with defensive end Cullen Jenkins (calf) and linebacker Frank Zombo (knee) ruled out for another game. But safety Nick Collins (ribs) and cornerback/kick returner Sam Shields (knee), who missed practice time this week, are probable.

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