Mike McCarthy: "We missed an opportunity"

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Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says that his team missed an opportunity against the San Francisco 49ers at the weekend.

Mike McCarthy has said that the Green Bay Packers "missed an opportunity" against the San Francisco 49ers at the weekend.

The NFC North side managed to prevent 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick from running the ball, but were still beaten 34-28 by last season's Super Bowl finalists.

The head coach told the Packers' website: "I told them we missed an opportunity. I talked about our performance lacking the necessary details to be successful. It goes back to the fundamentals, whether it's tackling or run blocking.

"We started very well on defense, but we did not start well on offense and special teams too often put us in bad field position.

"We definitely played with an edge. We had issues with the details and mental aspect of the game. Our problems in those areas led to the inconsistencies in our performance. We need to clean those areas up this week, and we have to be much better than we were in San Francisco."

The Packers play the Washington Redskins in their next game on Sunday.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy on the sideline against St Louis on August 17, 2013
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