As well as Eli Manning and Hakeem Nicks played, not to mention the New York Giants secondary, Green Bay Packers fans have plenty of reason to feel like they let Sunday night's NFC Divisional Playoff game slip through their fingers. The Packers turned the ball over four times, three on fumbles, and dropped eight passes spread among seven different targets. Unsurprisingly, the reactions across the twitter/blogosphere have run the gamut of emotions, starting with the Packers starting quarterback himself:
Kevin McCauley, a soccer editor and contributor at SB Nation, not to mention Packer fan, wondered who exactly Green Bay was playing against:
Andy Hutchins, an editor at SB Nation as well as at the Florida Gators blog Alligator Army, gave Giants fans their proper due ... kind of:
Grant Butterfield, a writer over at Packers blog Acme Packing Company, noted that while Green Bay had the best record in football, the team's weaknesses were apparent throughout the year:
Meanwhile, Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post went for the troll option:
Finally, Acme Packing Company wrote a solid reaction piece to Sunday's game, putting the season in perspective for grieving Packers fans:
Unfortunately the offseason is starting much earlier than I expected, but the team just completed a 2011 year in which they won a Super Bowl and only lost one game. They deserve credit for an outstanding 15-1 season, and I expect to see them playing for the NFC Championship game again next year.
For more analysis on Sunday's game from a Packers perspective, stay tuned to Acme Packing Company. Giants blog Big Blue View is necessary reading as well, in addition the SB Nation New York's updated StoryStream.