For Packer fans across the nation, Monday night was about as bad as it gets.
At least on the infamous 4th and 26 play we had only ourselves to blame. And at least the pain of Brett Favre's last pass attempt in green and gold, an interception that set up a game-winning field goal for the Giants in the 2007 NFC Championship game, lessened a bit with the quarterback's subsequent fall from grace.
But Monday night was much more frustrating and much harder to swallow. No, it wasn't the playoffs, but the loss seems more futile and confusing than anything I've experienced in sports for a long time. Sure, Green Bay should have had a larger lead to begin with and the refs didn't sack Rodgers eight times in the first half, but until today it was hard to focus on anything but the bad calls and lost chances.
Despite all that, the Green Bay faithful should be encouraged. A lot of good things happened in this game that has been overshadowed by the unusually low score and controversial ending.