Argue McCarthy's Approach, But ...

There's no arguing the coach's success in Week 1 games, with the Packers boasting one of top records in Kickoff Weekend contests.

Is Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy doing the right thing with his less-is-more approach to the preseason?

That remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: McCarthy has been one of the NFL's best coaches in getting his team ready for the start of the season. Among active coaches, his .714 winning percentage ranks sixth. In the opener, he'll be facing Jim Harbaugh, who is 2-0 on Kickoff Weekend games. Harbaugh led the 49ers past the Packers in Week 1 last year.

COACHTEAMW-LPCT
John HarbaughBaltimore5-01.000
Jim HarbaughSan Francisco2-01.000
Greg SchianoTampa Bay1-01.000
Mike ShanahanWashington15-4.789
Rex RyanN.Y. Jets3-1.750
Mike McCarthyGreen Bay5-2.714
Bill BelichickNew England12-6.667
Sean PaytonNew Orleans4-2.667
Mike TomlinPittsburgh4-2.667
Mike SmithAtlanta3-2.600
Tom CoughlinN.Y. Giants10-7.588
Jeff FisherSt. Louis10-7.588
Pete CarrollSeattle4-3.571
Gary KubiakHouston4-3.571
Andy ReidKansas City7-7.500
Jim SchwartzDetroit2-2.500
Leslie FrazierMinnesota1-1.500 
Jason GarrettDallas1-1.500 
John FoxDenver5-6.455 
Marvin LewisCincinnati4-6.400 
Dennis AllenOakland0-1.000 
Chuck PaganoIndianapolis0-1.000 
Joe PhilbinMiami0-1.000 
Mike MunchakTennessee0-2.000 
Ron RiveraCarolina0-2.000 
Bruce AriansArizona0-0-- 
Gus BradleyJacksonville0-0-- 
Rob ChudzinskiCleveland0-0-- 
Chip KellyPhiladelphia0-0-- 
Doug MarroneBuffalo0-0-- 
Mike McCoySan Diego0-0-- 
Marc TrestmanChicago0-0--

Kickoff Weekend: All-Time Records

WLTPct.Streak: Long WStreak: Long LStreak: Current
Dallas35171.673175W-1 
Denver33191.63544W-1 
Jacksonville1170.61163L-1 
Chicago53355.60296W-3 
N.Y. Giants49345.59043L-2 
San Diego31220.58566W-2 
Green Bay52373.58456L-1 
Minnesota29221.56953W-1 
New England29240.54793W-9 
Houston650.54533W-3 
Detroit44372.543104W-2 
Pittsburgh40344.54183L-2 
Atlanta25220.53253W-1 
San Francisco33291.53253W-2 
Baltimore980.52954W-5 
Miami24221.522115L-2 
Washington40374.51965W-3 
Tennessee27260.50943L-2 
Kansas City27260.50974L-2 
St. Louis38370.50756L-6 
Indianapolis34341.50088L-3 
Oakland25280.47258L-1 
N.Y. Jets24290.45335W-2 
Cleveland27330.45058L-8 
Cincinnati20250.44444L-1 
Philadelphia33451.42359W-2 
Arizona38522.42267W-3 
Tampa Bay15220.40535W-1 
Buffalo21320.39665L-1 
Seattle13240.35138L-2 
New Orleans16300.34836L-2 
Carolina6120.33334L-4

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