Most of the Green Bay Packers players have distanced themselves from Lambeau Field to enjoy the week-long break associated with the team's bye week.
That doesn't apply to the coaching staff, however, as most are working a majority of this week, emphasized by head coach Mike McCarthy, who said Monday there are no awards handed out to teams that start the season 6-0.
Sunday's win against the San Diego Chargers was an important one not just to keep pace with the Carolina Panthers at 6-0, but it also marked the 100th regular season win for McCarthy, who is in his 10th season as coach.
He's on pace to average more than 10 wins per season, uncommon for most coaches for that long a span in today's NFL.
"It takes a good program that's consistent and puts you in position to win each and every week, it's something I'm very proud of," McCarthy said. "I am blessed to work for an organization that gives you the resources to be successful. They let you be creative so you can continue to grow your program. We have excellent players, we have had players all 10 years that I've been here. I can't say it enough, I think I have the best coaching staff in the National Football League."
McCarthy has taken the Packers to the playoffs six years in a row, tied with New England for the longest streak in the league. During that span, the Packers have gone 73-33-1 with five NFC North division titles and a Super Bowl title following the 2011 season.
McCarthy ranks second all-time in Packers history with 107 wins, trailing only Curly Lambeau (212). He reached the 100-win plateau faster than any active NFL coach, needing just 155 games.