The Packers’ Charles Woodson stares stunned after Green Bay’s loss to the Seahawks after a controversial call to end Monday night’s game. (US Presswire)

Coach Mike McCarthy has conveyed the same mindset since his postgame press conference following the Packers’ controversial and gut-wrenching 14-12 loss to the Seahawks on Monday night in Seattle. He’s been adamant that the team will not sulk and whine about it and is focused solely on moving forward and preparing for its Week 4 home matchup with the Saints.

He stuck to that line Wednesday.

“As far as my comments and my direction with the team, it’s the same as it always is,” McCarthy said. “They know exactly how I feel about everything that’s happened, and exactly how I feel about the path that we’re taking forward.”

McCarthy, who after the game had said he wasn’t in the mood for drama when asked if the painful defeat could serve any motivational or uniting purpose, suggested that very idea on Wednesday.

“I love emotion,” he said. “Emotion is the engine that makes this thing go. I’m for any kind of emotion as long as it’s channeled properly. So if you want to talk about chips on your shoulder, whatever -- the only emotion I don’t care about is self-pity. We’re not the victim. Nothing is guaranteed to you. The game of football is not perfect. That’s why you play the whole game and at the end of the game one team walks off as the winner.

"I feel like we’re all on the same page, and we’re about one thing, and that’s New Orleans."

That seemed to be the sentiment echoed by players in the locker room. Although many Packers took to Twitter after the game to (sometimes explicitly) vent their frustration, they were forward-minded.

“Coach allowed everybody to speak their mind,” DL B.J. Raji said. “He understood where everybody was coming from because you put a lot into this game. From that standpoint, Coach has talked to us about just moving on, being a bigger person.

“That’s the toughest part about this business and life. The high road is the toughest. Good teams -- strong people and strong teams -- bounce back from this. It’s only one game. We’ve got 13 left that we’re guaranteed. All hope isn’t lost. We’re planning on getting better from this.”

Fellow DL Ryan Pickett, a 12-year veteran who made nine tackles -- his most in a game since December of 2010 -- said the media coverage of the final play was overwhelming.

“I can’t watch TV now, that’s all they show,” Pickett said. “We don’t even want to talk about this anymore. Let’s move forward to New Orleans. New Orleans doesn’t care about us, they don’t care what we’re going through, they’re coming here to win. So we have to be ready.

“I think it’s going to help us, I think it’s going to motivate us,” he said. “We’re coming out, playing at home, guys are real motivated, focused. It brought us together.”

QB Aaron Rodgers met with reporters Wednesday, as well. One day after saying on his weekly radio show, “I have to do something that the NFL is not going to do, and I have to apologize to the fans,” Rodgers was more tactful. Although he called the league statement about the game “bogus,” Rodgers, who was not fined for his comments, said the team had to move on.

“Everyone knows, when you see the play, what happened,” he said. “We’re going to instead choose to look in the mirror and realize that offensively we shouldn’t put our defense in that position. We played very poor in the first half and didn’t cash in and get seven [points] twice in the red zone. We take that on our shoulders.”

Indeed, the Packers' offense struggled for the third-straight game Monday. They were shut out in the first half, unable to put together any substantial drives. It got better in the second half, when significantly more running plays were called and the offense had some balance. Rodgers, who was sacked eight times, went 26 of 39 for 223 yards with no TDs or INTs.

“As a man, I think it’s more important that you stand up in a situation like this and point your finger at yourself first, and let the opinions fall where they may,” Rodgers said.

Raji, a 2011 Pro Bowler who had three tackles against the Seahawks, against whom the Packers mustered only one sack, endorsed that mindset and said the team was concentrating on “taking responsibility, looking in the mirror, moving on and being better because of it.”

“We’ve been through a lot, we’ve won a lot of games, won a championship,” Raji said. “The guys with the veteran leadership, this is their time to step up and rally each other to stay together and just keep fighting.”

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