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By PFW staff

DALLAS — Following the Packers' final full practice, head coach Mike McCarthy characterized his team as "loose but confident," according to a pool report filed by Jim Trotter.

"We've had an opportunity to go over every situation twice for our game plan, so we're ready to go," he said before departing Highland Park (Texas) High School's indoor practice facility. "The one thing you want to see in your football team is that the players have maintained confidence throughout the process. Our guys have done that. They totally believe what's in front of them. They believe in what they've seen on film. We respect Pittsburgh, but we feel that this is our time and Sunday will be our night."

On the injury front, OLB Erik Walden (ankle) is listed as questionable for the game.

"We'll take Erik up to the game and see what happens," McCarthy said. "I have a good feel for what he can and cannot do. Sunday I'm going to trust him and the medical staff to make that call."

For the second day in a row, WR Donald Driver was held out of team drills because of a quadriceps strain. He is, however, expected to be ready to go on Sunday.

Prior to the practice, Green Bay took its team photo, which included all players, including those on injured reserve. Last week, a minicontroversy arose when the Packers announced that players on I.R. would not be included in the team photo, although the club reversed that decision.

Just before practice commenced, the team continued with its usual Friday tradition of having an assistant coach address the team. OLB coach Kevin Greene spoke for about five minutes in the middle of the practice field.

The Packers will hold a final walk-through on Saturday morning at their team hotel.

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