Originally written August 11, 2012 on 60 Max Power O:
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Over the course of the past week, two disgruntled NFL players have publicly stated their opinion that the New York Giants did not, in fact, beat them in the playoffs, but that their respective teams gave away a victory. It started on Tuesday when Green Bay Packers LB Clay Mathews stated that his team "beat themselves" in the NFC Divisional round that ended their season. While the Giants' brushed off these comments with humor, on Friday, another casualty of Big Blue's improbable 2011 Super Bowl run decided to open his mouth. Before his team's preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner addressed his feelings toward the 2011 NFC Championship game. "We felt like it was ours to lose,” Whitner said. “Especially after we beat the Saints, we felt like it was ours to lose. We felt like the Saints and Green Bay Packers were the two best teams in the playoffs and once they went down we felt like it was ours to lose, ...
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