Despite a 15-1 record and the leagues Most Valuable Player, the Green Bay Packers fell short in the Playoffs to the eventual Super Bowl Champion New York Giants.
But Packers LB Clay Matthews says that the Giants never beat the Packers.
“We picked the most inopportune time to play our worst ball,” Clay Matthews tells Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports. “The fact is, [the Giants] didn’t beat us; we beat ourselves. We need to play our best ball when it counts. This year, I expect us to be right back where we should be.”
The Packers played all season with a less-than-impressive defense, but the electrifying offense helped lead the team to many of the tallies chalked up in the win column.
Charles Woodson thought the same thing as the team thought the year. He says that they never went into panic mode and thought that the offense would carry them through as they had time and time again.
“Regardless of what happened in the first half, nobody thought we would lose that game,” Charles Woodson said. “With what our offense had done that season, I think we had, especially defensively, a false sense of security about what they were gonna do.
“Maybe we should have panicked. But we didn’t. We just felt like, ‘Hey, at the end of the day, the offense will put up enough points, we’ll win the game and move on.’ That was probably to our detriment.”
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