By Aaron Nagler on Jan 15, 2012 with 97 Comments
- Congratulations to the New York Giants. They beat the Packers in every phase of the game on their own turf.
- The Packers picked a terrible time to play their worst game of the season.
- We’ll never know the effect the Philbin’s tragedy played in the Packers’ performance tonight.
- Donald Driver may have been the only Packers skill-player who came to play today.
- For all the pomp and circumstance that surrounded the Giants’ vaunted defensive line – the offensive line did an excellent job. The Giants’ actually got home by blitzing, which teams are supposedly not supposed to do against Aaron Rodgers.
- Speaking of Rodgers – yes, his receivers dropped an insane number of balls. Yes, he kept the Packers alive countless times by making plays with his legs. But he was not at his best today. The Packers of 2011 need Rodgers at his best to win ballgames.
- The Packers fumbled as many times today as they did all year.
- I will never, ever understand the reasoning behind Capers allowing his defensive backs to play 10 yards off the line of scrimmage on third and short.
- Lots of comments on Twitter during the end of the game about the defense or the offense being to blame for today’s loss. Make no mistake – the entire team, to the man, is responsible for that loss. It was a complete and epic failure on every level.
- For those that would blame the defense – the defense did not make the offensive players fumble, block poorly or miss wide open receivers. The defense held the Giants without a first down in the third quarter…and the offense did nothing with it.
- For those that would blame the offense – the offense did not allow third down after third down completions for first down or horribly mis-play the Hail Mary at the end of the half.
- That out of the way, I have to admit – I was completely wrong about the offense being able to carry the defense. And I suspect the rest of the playoffs and the Super Bowl will prove that you still need an at-least respectable defense to win a championship.
- I’ll never understand the onside kick call from McCarthy. I’ve understood it every other time he’s done it – not today.
- Ted Thompson has some real work to do this offseason, but the window for this team to win multiple championships is still wide open.
- The Cheesehead TV Draft Guide comes out in March.
- Thanks very much for making Cheesehead TV part of your daily Packers routine this season. We have bigger and better things planned, as does this Green Bay Packers team.
- Go Pack Go.
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