CULVER CITY, Calif. -- My interview with Greg Jennings takes place in a makeshift dressing room at NFL.com headquarters. The Green Bay Packers star stares into a mirror and makes several attempts at the perfect tie knot for his appearance on "NFL Total Access."
We're both facing challenges in this situation. He's trying to answer my questions while minding his fashion. I'm trying not to notice that his tailored suit is more expensive than my Jetta.
We both pull through. Jennings tells me the left knee he sprained last December is back to 100 percent, though he concedes he didn't feel completely right until the middle of May.
"It was tough because you know you lost to a really good team, but a team we knew we could beat and we didn't play anywhere close to our capabilities," he said. "A lot of things that took place in that game that made us think, 'Wow, maybe it just isn't meant for us to get it done.' "
I have to ask him the follow-up question. Was it a fluke?
"I'm not calling it a fluke by any means. I believe the Giants had it rolling, but we didn't perform," he said. "I'm not going to sit here and say we performed our best. You look at the tape, we did not perform our best. But it's one of those things you wish you could do it over, but you can't. It is what it is."
If those two teams play 10 games, the Packers might win seven times. Of course, that's not how these things work, now is it?