The Green Bay Packers were the best team in the NFL all year long.
Until an upset by the Kansas City Chiefs, many expected the Packers to run the table in the regular season and make an attempt at an undefeated season. Even after that loss to the Chiefs, Aaron Rodgers and company were considered the cream of the crop.
With home field advantage and one of the best passing attacks in football, the Packers were a popular pick to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.
However, they ran into the fire of the New York Giants.
The Giants were able to slow the Packers offense and exposed the holes in Green Bay's defense. The Packers defense didn't have an answer for Eli Manning and the Giants receivers. It was one of the only times all year where Aaron Rodgers really looked human.
Fortunately for their faithful fans, Green Bay will be just as dangerous next year as they were this year.
The Packers have to improve the holes in their defense that the Giants were able to expose. There is no doubt that Rodgers will be MVP caliber again next year, but adding a new weapon in the running game would do wonders for that offense.
The dreams of a back-to-back championship run were dashed, but as one of the elite teams in the NFL, the Packers are far from done.