Green Bay Packers Head Game: How Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy Keep Their Edge

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Green Bay Packers Head Game: How Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy Keep Their Edge
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Behind the physical exertion that goes along with NFL football games, an often silent, more intimidating opponent faces the contenders of the Green Bay Packers. Sport psychology is an intense and real element to each and every game, one that the coaches and training staff focus on behind the limelight of the weekly games that we all herald.

Sports Psychology is actually a complex science, focusing on how psychological factors affect team performance. Mental focus and ability is one of the most pivotal parts of any game, and without that strength of mind, confidence and resulting performance will be lacking.

Wrapped up in the ever-constant battle of physical brute and talent is a head game that wars silent on the field. What exactly is behind this, and how do the Packers hold an edge over their competitors?

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