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 three times, all 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 Florida Gators blog Alligator Army, gave props to the victors ... kind of:
Grant Butterfield, an author over at Packers blog Acme Packing Company, noted that while the Packers owned the best record in the NFL, they showed glaring inconsistencies all year long:
Meanwhile, Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post opted for the troll option:
Finally, Acme Packing Company took a good look at the game with respect to the season, and provided some perspective for grieving fans in Green Bay.
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.
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