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While mostly everyone in the visiting locker room inside MetLife Stadium scurried to leave as soon as possible, Keisean Nixon sat in his stall, nearly motionless, still in full pads for almost 10 minutes after reporters entered.
He wasn’t the only culprit in the Green Bay Packers’ deflating 24-22 loss to the New York Giants, but Nixon was left to ponder how two plays he was directly involved in proved so detrimental on Monday night.
The first was a botched punt return, which Nixon muffed early in the third quarter before falling on the ball, getting back up and fumbling the ball again off his knee before the Giants recovered at Green Bay’s 31. The Packers led 10-7 at the time, but the Giants scored a touchdown three plays later.
“When I muffed it, when I picked it up, I felt nobody around me,” Nixon said. “You’ve got to just jump on the ball, stay on the ground, basically. … It’s just all feel. When I got up, I felt like I had the ball, so I took off and then the ball hit my knee.
“It was just myself. I should’ve just stayed on the ground.”
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