Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says his side deserved to get beat following Sunday night's 29-10 defeat to the Denver Broncos.
The Packers entered the game undefeated with many tipping them to hand a hit-and-miss Denver team their first loss of the season. But, the Broncos defense limited Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers to just 77 passing yards as the Broncos make easy work of their counterparts, and McCarthy was quick to praise Gary Kubiak's team.
"You've got to compliment Denver. That's a humbling loss," he said.
"I haven't had my ass kicked like that in a long time. They covered us very well. I thought we pass protected particularly well in the first half and there was a lot of green grass out there. So they did a heck of a job covering us."
Rodgers also admitted that the Packers just weren't good enough and believed that it is something they must put right against the 7-0 Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
"I think tonight is about what we didn't do," Rodgers said.
"We didn't execute in the run game, we didn't execute in the pass game and we didn't convert on third down (2 of 8) and that's why we got beat."
"This is the kind of thing that'll make everyone a little bit maybe more on edge this week, we've got another tough road challenge in Carolina, so these two games are going to show us how good we are after a 6-0 start. And we weren't good enough tonight."