Green Bay quarterback Brett Hundley called his four-turnover day against the Baltimore Ravens a "big-time learning game."
The Packers are hoping he puts those lessons to good use, beginning with this weekend's trip to Pittsburgh.
Hundley threw three interceptions and lost a fumble on Sunday, and Green Bay fell 23-0 to Baltimore in its first shutout loss in 11 years. He was sacked six times and completed 21 of 36 passes for 239 yards for a passer rating of 43.6.
But coach Mike McCarthy said he remains confident in Hundley, a 2015 fifth-round pick who has been Aaron Rodgers' primary backup since last season.
"I'll just say it again: I believe in Brett Hundley," McCarthy said Monday morning, repeating a phrase he has used on a weekly basis since Rodgers broke his right collarbone Oct. 15 at Minnesota. "I believe in Brett Hundley as a quarterback, and I believe he will improve. And that's where we are."
Since a 4-1 start behind Rodgers, the Packers have dropped four of five to fall to .500 at 5-5. Eight teams are ahead of them in the playoff picture in the NFC, and they are two-touchdown underdogs entering Sunday night's game against the 8-2 Steelers at Heinz Field.
McCarthy said he didn't have an update on nose tackle Kenny Clark (ankle) or outside linebacker Clay Matthews (groin), two key players on defense who left Sunday's loss with injuries.
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Jones' arrest occurred a week before his breakout game at Dallas on Oct. 8. He entered a plea of not guilty on Wednesday.