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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 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:

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 at the Florida Gators blog Alligator Army, gave Giants fans their proper due ... 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, 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:

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 went 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 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.