Reigning Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers blamed the Green Bay Packers stunning loss to the New York Giants last night on poor play, not rust, according to the New York Post.
"Oh, it’s real — we got beat by a team that played better tonight,” Rodgers told the Post. “That’s the reality of this league.”
“We just turned the ball over too many times to win,” Rodgers said. “They had a good plan, but we had a lot of chances to execute and didn’t do it. We put our defense in a tough spot, and that’s why our season is over."
The Packers had three lost fumbles, an interception, and upwards of six dropped passes last night in the 37-20 thumping at home to the Giants. The loss brings a surprising end to what some thought would be a fairy tale season resulting in the team’s second consecutive Super Bowl.
Instead, the 15-2 Packers will begin their offseason Monday morning. The 10-7 Giants will play the 14-3 San Francisco 49ers Sunday evening in the NFC Championship.