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Packers extend coach Mike McCarthy

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Shortly after the Green Bay Packers extended general manager Ted Thompson's contract in July, he said his priority was to sign coach Mike McCarthy to a new deal.

He got that done on Monday.

The Packers announced that McCarthy signed a new multiyear contract.

Although terms of the deal were not released, the Packers typically keep their coach and general manager signed for the same length of time. Thompson's deal is believed to run through the 2018 season.

McCarthy and Thompson were previously under contract through the 2015 season, deals that were signed when the Packers won Super Bowl XLV. McCarthy's last contract paid him more than $5 million per season.

"We are very happy to extend our relationship with Mike," Thompson said in a statement. "Over the past nine years, he's provided great stability and consistency to the Packers organization and our community as an excellent coach and leader. He's a good man and we look forward to the future with Mike as our head coach."

McCarthy, 50, had never been a head coach before Thompson hired him in 2006.

He has a 93-53-1 record (including playoffs) in his nine seasons as coach and his win total ranks third in franchise history behind Curly Lambeau (212) and Vince Lombardi (98).

At 5-3 this season, the Packers are one game behind the Detroit Lions in the NFC North. If they can make up that ground, they would win their fourth straight division title.

The Packers have never won four straight division titles and only twice before had they won three straight division crowns.

The Packers have won at least 10 games in five of McCarthy's first eight seasons, including a team-record 15 wins in 2011. Only the Packers and New England Patriots have made the playoffs each of the past five seasons.