Pierce: ‘Frustration would be the word right now’

For the second time in two days, a No. 1 seed was knocked out of the NFL playoffs. On Sunday, it was the defending champion New York Giants, who were upended at home, 23-11, by the Eagles. As one would expect, the Giants’ reaction on Sunday ranged from frustration to disappointment.

  • “Frustration would be the word right now,” Antonio Pierce said. “We are so disappointed because you want to get here and you want to finish. And we weren’t able to finish.”
  • “Obviously we are extremely, extremely disappointed,” Shaun O’Hara said. “I don’t think anybody on this team was ready to stop playing. We had great expectations and to fall short like we did today just tears your heart out.”
  • “I’m disappointed, not shocked,” Barry Cofield said. “I didn’t think there was a team that wasn’t capable of beating us. There is nothing shocking about it. It was disappointing we didn’t play well enough to win.”
  • “This is tough,” Mathias Kiwanuka said. “This is the most disappointing feeling in sports. Obviously a majority of the teams are going to go through this but when it is your turn it really hurts. We had some unbelievable talent; we have some great guys and guys who played their butts off all season. To go out like this hurts.”
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