Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who left Sunday's season-ending loss during the first defensive series due to a bruised thigh and only returned on special teams, was disappointed to not finish the season with his teammates.
"It was very disappointing," Rodgers-Cromartie said, according to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post. "Any time your season ends like that when you can't go out there and fight with your guys, man, it makes the loss that much worse."
The Giants, who led 6-0 late in the first half, were burned for 38 points, with much of the damage coming through the air.
Rodgers-Cromartie was replaced at cornerback by Trevin Wade and Coty Sensabaugh.
"I felt like I knew those guys well, and if you look at it, a lot of the plays came out of the slot," Rodgers-Cromartie said about catches the Packers made after he departed. "So that one definitely hurt. Even if they had made plays on me, I would have felt better if they'd been made on me."
Rodgers-Cromartie's teammates said his absence was huge.
"He's one of the best players on our team and one of the best players in the league," LB Jonathan Casillas said. "So whenever you take him off the team, it's going to be tough for us. I mean, he's our No. 1 playmaker and always makes plays, and it sucked not to have him out there."
"It was a big blow," S Landon Collins said. "When DRC went down, it made a difference."