If you were simply a casual NFL fan watching this game, the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers provided some excellent television—the Packers won 38-35 on a last-second field goal to stay perfect at 12-0.
In the middle of the fourth quarter I turned to my friend and said the game was going to be decided based on who got the ball last.
After the Giants scored and converted the two-point conversion to tie the game at 35 with 58 seconds left, I hesitated to cheer for long. In the back of my head I thought the Giants had given Aaron Rodgers too much time.
Rodgers calmly marched the Packers down inside the 20 and set up a chip shot for Mason Crosby, who connected from 31 yards just over the outstretched arms of Jason Pierre-Paul.
Here are five things we learned from tonight's outcome.