The Green Bay Packers had not lost a home playoff game at Lambeau Field ever, until 2003. From its opening in 1957 until they fell 27–7 to the Atlanta Falcons during the 2002 NFL season playoffs, the Packers reigned supreme at home. Now the New York Giants have done it, again, and Eli Manning stands as the only NFL quarterback to have won two post-season games on the Frozen Tundra. Well done!
The Wisconsin media called this the most disheartening playoff loss in Green Bay history.
Given the expectations for the reigning Super Bowl champion Packers, who had won 21 of their previous 22 games, their 37-20 defeat against the New York Giants will go down as the most disheartening playoff game in franchise history. The Packers had everything going in their favor. They were healthy, confident, well-rested and playing at home, where they hadn’t lost in more than a year. They also boasted the most potent offense in team history and the best quarterback in the NFL. They took all that momentum and promptly laid a giant egg in front of 72,080 stunned spectators and a national television audience.