Well, as the resident JD Packer fan, I'm only just now able to talk about the game. I thought the whole team came out flat. Rogers wasn't himself with a lot of throws off the mark. His WR's had some easy drops as well, but the offense just wasn't clicking. I thought the Giants did a great job of pressuring Rogers at times and Pierre-Paul took Jordy almost completely out of the mix, which was a really smart move. Most of the passes went to Jennings instead, and he was obviously out of synch with Rogers after over a month apart. They said he could have come back and played week 17 if needed - guess that would have been a pretty good idea in hindsight. The turnovers didn't help much either. I thought the defense played okay - nothing spectacular, but they held a dominating Giants team to just a handful of points up until the end there. I wish they had put a little more pressure on Eli though - he had all day to throw. Allowing that hail mary TD at the end of the half is unforgivable as well.
I'm going to put the blame on a triple combo platter:
1.) Rust for sure - Rogers never looked comfortable. Driver played well, but Jennings and Finley had a lot of mistakes and Jordy was nowhere to be found.
2.) Personal issues for the offensive coordinator. I'm sure this was weighing on him and probably impacted the whole team. The offense had just about their worst game of the season, so I don't think its a coincidence.
3.) Let's give some credit to the Giants defense. Anyone can score on the pack, but I thought the G-Men did a solid job of covering the secondary and rattling Rogers. They never gave up big plays and showed a lot of different looks. And most importantly, that whole team looks hungry for a win. I definitely did not see the Packers playing with that kind if intensity.
It's going to be a long long off season after this one. I will watch the Super Bowl, but no idea who I want to win at this point.
The only bright side for me is that I had Brady, Gronk, and Nicks in my fantasy playoff league, so I have something to play for this week.