PACKERS SECOND IN EVERY WAY
To steal a line from Sesame Street, second is the word of the day.
The second coldest game in Lambeau Field history.
The second OT game in the history of the NFC Championship.
And on the second play of overtime, Brett Favre throws his second interception. It all adds up to the Packers finishing second to the Giants in the NFC.
The excitement of a young team, that wasn't supposed to get this far...now washed away by the fact that this is the most disappointing loss since the "4th and 26" game in Philly...and the biggest upset since the Broncos shocked the Packers in Super Bowl 32.
And now, after not losing a playoff game at Lambeau over the first 45 years of the stadium's existence, the Packers have lost 3 postseason games in 6 years on their home turf.
What went wrong? Try 40 minutes of time of possession for the Giants, compared to a little more than 22 for the Packers. Try 28 yards rushing, after limiting the Seahawks to that same amount the week before. Try one of 10 3rd downs converted into first downs. And try Plaxico Burress lighting up Al Harris for a career high 11 catches and 154 yards.
Now the question....can this team get back, and get to the Super Bowl next year? Your thoughts welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org