GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Booed off the field at halftime by their own fans, the collapse of the once-perfect Green Bay Packers was as swift as it was complete.
The defending Super Bowl champions looked anything but in Sunday’s 37-20 playoff loss to New York, dropping passes, fumbling the ball and letting Eli Manning and the Giants rule every inch of Lambeau Field. Whether it was the bye last weekend or the shocking death of offensive coordinator Joe Philbin’s 21-year-old son days earlier, the Packers were sloppy and sluggish.
And all that talk about Aaron Rodgers having one of the finest seasons in NFL history? Manning had him beat by a mile.
The Giants advance to next weekend’s NFC championship against San Francisco while the Packers head into an unexpectedly early offseason.
Source: Nancy Armour – AP