Green Bay Packers center Josh Sitton has spoken out after his team lost one of the most talked about NFC Championship games in recent years.
The Packers lost to the Seattle Seahawks 28-22 in overtime after the visitors had established a 16-0 half-time lead at CenturyLink Field.
The game will be remembered for many different things which all culminated in one of the strangest games of football ever.
The Packers were unable to stop a fake field goal which went for a touchdown and even lost an onside kick effort to give the ball back to the Seahawks.
A field goal for the Packers allowed them to tie the game at 22 with just seconds left but an overtime touchdown pass from Russell Wilson ended Green Bay's hopes of a Super Bowl.
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It was a tough defeat for the Packers to take and their offensive lineman has come out and made a claim I'm not sure Packers fans would support.
"What's the point of getting this far? I'd have rather not even made the playoffs." - Josh Sitton on the loss to Seattle
Showing his clear disappointment at the loss, Sitton claims that the Packers players are ultimately dejected after the loss.
Sitton was clearly unhappy with the result which arguably came from the Packers own inabilities in Seattle, but he also doesn't paint a pretty picture of the future.
"here’s going to be a lot of people who aren’t going to be on the team – a lot of people we can’t pay. This team, I don’t think we can be this good for a while. It’s going to be tough, anyway.”
Seahawks to Arizona
The surreal win over the Packers on Sunday means that the Seahawks will become the first team to go to consecutive Super Bowls in 10 years.
Their opponents in Arizona will actually be the last team to attend back-to-back Super Bowls in the New England Patriots.
The Patriots had a blowout 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night to earn the right to go to Tom Brady's sixth Super Bowl.
The two franchises have faced each other 16 times in NFL history with the series tied at 8-8 but it will be their first Super Bowl meeting.
The most recent match between them came in 2012 when the Seahawks claimed a very narrow 24-23 win over Brady's men.
Brady will become the first quarterback to go to six Super Bowls and we will once again be given the chance to see one of the greatest quarterbacks go up against a tough Seattle Defense on the grandest stage in football.