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Giants 37, Packers 20: Green Bay Nation Reacts

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:

Rodgers: We got beat by a team better tonight. That's the reality of this league. It's tough. Didn't think it was going to end tonight.
Jan 16 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

Kevin McCauley, a soccer editor and contributor at SB Nation, not to mention Packer fan, wondered who exactly Green Bay was playing against:

The Green Bay Packers and Hakeem Nicks are beating the shit out of the Green Bay Packers. Are the New York Giants playing in this game?
Jan 16 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

Andy Hutchins, an editor at SB Nation as well as Florida Gators blog Alligator Army, gave props to the victors ... kind of:

This is the perfect game for Giants fans: A win over a really good team, AND SO MANY REASONS TO BITCH ABOUT THE REFS.
Jan 16 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

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:

GSchofield50Grant Butterfield
purplebuckeyeTed Glover
in reply to @purplebuckeye

@purplebuckeye This GB team was probably the most vulnerable 15-1 outfit since the 2004 Steelers. With Collins out and an ineffective rush
Jan 16 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Meanwhile, Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post opted for the troll option:

Hard to believe Aaron Rodgers advanced as far in the playoffs as Tim Tebow...
Jan 16 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

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.

Be sure to check back in with Acme Packing Company for more analysis from a Packers perspective. As always be sure to head over to Big Blue View for everything Giants, as well as SB Nation New York.