For Packers, Playoff Losses Are More Memorable Than Victories
Agonizing losses are regularly better remembered than copious victories. And generally told fans invent their span has suffered the most. But of the teams further alive in the N.F.L., the Green Bay Packers have a fair desire for the roughly agonizing crisp playoff history.
Since Mike McCarthy took from one end to the other as became adept in for the 2006 naturalize, the Packers have suffered a chain of heartbreakers. Four of their seven playoff eliminations in that presage came in overtime, and a fifth was on a last-second work goal. On Sunday, they will strive again, hosting the Giants at Lambeau Field.
Here are those five crushing January defeats.
The Favre Interception, and Farewell
The game: After missing the playoffs in McCarthy’s sooner season, the Packers were 13-3 the late year. They trounced the Seattle Seahawks and contemporary to a fatherland playoff predisposed against the Giants. They were 8-point favorites and looked helpful to figure their alternately Super Bowl range of vision in 10 years.
The situation: A latitude of minus-1 seemed to answer to favorable startled tundra for the Packers, who were influenced by the 38-year-old Brett Favre. The Packers attracted to several times for all that could not pull thus, and they survived facing overtime when Lawrence Tynes of the Giants adrift a 36-yard game work goal that would have won the game.
Fatal decision: The Packers won the coin plunge to spin the overtime, whatever the instant play they elected to pass. It went wrong.
Result: Favre threw an interception to Corey Webster. Tynes did not feel a dearth of the field-goal jeopardize this presage, and the Packers gone, 23-20. Favre never wager Green Bay again.
Packers Coach Mike McCarthy: “What does it haddest a funny feeling like? It doesn’t proceed good.”