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Thompson: Regular season still matters

Feb 24, 2012 -- 11:27am

INDIANAPOLIS – While the Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XLV with a 10-6 regular-season record as the No. 6 seed, and the New York Giants won Super Bowl XLVI with a 9-7 record as the No. 4 seed, Ted Thompson still believes the NFL regular season means something.

So while the Green Bay Packers general manager acknowledged that it was disappointing that his team went 15-1 in 2011 and was knocked out of the NFC Divisional Playoffs as the No. 1 seed playing at home, he said he doesn’t believe regular-season success is meaningless.

“Well, it’s worked out for us and with the Giants the last two years. I think both those two teams, if you went back and asked them, would rather do it another way,” Thompson said. “I still would like to go 15-1 or 16-0 and see how we do. I just think that sometimes in a single-elimination tournament, sometimes that happens. I still think we’d rather be 15-1 than 10-6. But if you want to count the rest of them and say yes or no, I’d go with whoever’s going to win the whole thing.”

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