Originally Posted by PatsFanTX
Get a friggn' clue.
The Packers were 7-3 going into that game, and even with that loss, they will still easily make the playoffs.
The Jets, on the other hand, went into the Pats game clinging to playoff hope. They got completely embarrassed on national TV, virtually eliminating any hope to make the playoffs.
So, exactly how was the Packers loss worse than the Jets loss?
It was worse because they got outplayed in every single category of the game and demonstrated that they have no chance of beating the Giants should they face them again in the playoffs. Really, do you want to see the Packers play the Giants in the playoffs? What's the point, they're going to get destroyed and everyone knows it.
I don't care about records coming into each game, Jets or Packers, both games were very meaningful, but the Packers simply LOST to the Giants, they got OUTPLAYED while the Jets didn't necessarily get outplayed they just had a whole bunch of crazy turnovers occur that the Patriots capitalized on.
What I'm saying is, remove all the turnovers from the thanksgiving day game and the game is very very close, just like the one at Gillette. The Patriots did not outplay the Jets, they simply got handed gift after gift after gift until finally the game itself was a gift. Replay the game today without the turnovers and you get a different result. Replay the Packers-Giants game today and you get THE SAME RESULT. Understand?