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Packers recharge for another Super Bowl run

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) —Winning the division is always important in Green Bay.

But the Packers usually have higher aspirations.

It's about getting to the Super Bowl. All the better for coach Mike McCarthy if his team reclaims the NFC North along the way.

"Division titles are important, but I don't lose any sleep over it. Because we have a bigger goal," McCarthy said on Thursday. "We don't hang division title banners around here."

Days before the start of his 11th season, McCarthy said of the main goals each season is to take the NFC North, a title that eluded the Packers in 2015 when the Minnesota Vikings ended Green Bay's four-year run atop the division.

A division title guarantees at least one home playoff game.

But there's a constant reminder of the ultimate goal in the stadium's atrium, a 50-foot replica of the Lombardi Trophy.

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