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Post-game quotebook: Giants’ players react to season-ending loss

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What players were saying Sunday night

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One-and-done in the playoffs after a 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers is not how New York Giants players wanted their season to end. How did they react to the loss? Let’s see what they were saying after the game.

Eli Manning ...

“We were ready for today and ready for the moment. No one knows why you don’t go out there and play your best. Overall, the Packers played better than we did. That’s what it came down to. We did some good things, had some good drives, got close, but they excelled and made some good plays.”

Rashad Jennings ...

“We know where we stumbled. One mistake here, one mistake there. We weren't able to overcome those mistakes early in the game. We put our defense in tough situations. We knew coming into this game specifically that we had to score points, because they have great offense and we would have to put up points, and we didn't do it."

Odell Beckham Jr. ...

“There were plays early in the game that were just inches away. It’s right there, but you just don’t come away with them. As easy as it is to say that you have to take it and grow from them, you really do. You have to sit here and embrace this feeling. You have to swallow it and go on about your business. That’s really all I can say. It’s inches away. They were right there.”

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, whose thigh bruise sidelined him for most of the game ...

“It’s very disappointing to see plays that were made in the slot that I felt I would’ve been (there to stop). I could’ve been there. Even if they would’ve made it on me, I would’ve felt better if it was on me.”

Landon Collins on the Green Bay Hail Mary ...

“We all jumped, but thought it was overthrown. Cobb just stayed in bounds, reached out and caught it. I was surprised that he caught the ball and stayed in bounds. That’s what great players do. That’s what you’re supposed to do. Get the ball. I guess that was what the assignment was. He did a great job at what he did.”

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