Sunday, January 20, 2008

Painful

The Green Bay Packers figuratively snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in a humiliating 23-20 sudden death overtime loss to the New York Giants.

What happened to the kick butt team that blitzed the Seattle Seahawks just eight days earlier? Why this meltdown?

Packer fans will ask these and other questions because, quite simply, the team did not play credibly. Sure, there was no guarantee that Green Bay would win, but to be humiliated at Lambeau Field by a team that made its share of game blunders is not inspiring.

The Packers squandered the opportunities they had and, to make matters worse, opened up new ones for the Giants who eventually took advantaged of an intercepted pass.

The Packers, of course, deserve credit for a good season which unfortunately will be overshadowed by the meltdown that sent the Giants to the Super Bowl.

My suspicion is that Brett Favre will be back next season. I can't think of a player with his talent who would want his last NFL game to be the lackluster performance he turned in tonight.

2 comments:

Village People said...

We need guys who can play in cold weather. Brett's passes were really off the mark even though he had plenty of time and protection. Harris was just out played, period (imagine what Moss would have done to him?). Hopefully, Rogers is ready to take over next season and McCarthy has an open mind and competition for each and every position.

Dad29 said...

Two things:

1) The team was not on fire, and the Giants were.

2) The tactics of the Packers were defeated by the tactics of the Giants.