A day after the game, the Packers coach still had a problem with the offensive pass interference penalty on James Jones that wiped out a 4-yard completion to Randall Cobb at the Bears' 1-yard line in the second quarter. The penalty moved the Packers back to the 15-yard line and three plays later, they had to settle for a field goal.
"The one play on Randall's [catch] is just a flat poor call," McCarthy said Friday. "He missed the call. You can shake that any way you want."
McCarthy said he knows officials are looking hard at pick plays, especially near the end zone, but he maintained that was not a pick play.
"[It] wasn't even a rub play; it was drag-slant," McCarthy said. "James Jones ran a slant and like I said, the official missed the call."
There was no call later in the game when Packers receiver Davante Adams appeared to get knocked off his route by Bears safety Chris Prosinski on the Aaron Rodgers pass that cornerback Tracy Porter picked off in the fourth quarter. McCarthy suggested the fact that it was not near the goal line may have made the officials look at it differently than the contact on Cobb's catch that was wiped out.
"They were in tight man-to-man where the one out there in the field, the interception," McCarthy said. "The safety's coming down on the drag route by Richard Rodgers. There was contact there. I don't know if it was [within the allowable] 5 [yards]. I haven't seen the film yet. The one in the red zone, the defender on J.J. bumps the defender on Randall."
Also, McCarthy said the only explanation he received from Hochuli on the two defensive penalties that were blown dead instead of allowing a free play was a reading of the rule.
"Word for word," McCarthy said.
It's not the first time he has been critical of officiating this season. In last month's win over the San Diego Chargers, he was upset about a no-call on what he thought should have been a false-start penalty on a Chargers touchdown.
An NFL spokesman would not say whether McCarthy was fined for those comments about the San Diego game.
"We had some tough breaks from the officials, but that's all part of the game -- the officials, the weather, you can't control that," McCarthy said Friday. "You just have to keep playing over that. We still had opportunities to be more productive."