Few things are more painful than watching a shot at a championship slip away -- especially when a mistake is involved.
That's what happened to the Georgia Bulldogs, who lost 32-28 to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC championship game thanks in part to some questionable clock management.
Naturally, the Bulldogs wore the agony on their faces. And they weren't the only ones to suffer tough falls this past week. So, Playbook and the aptly named Tumblr "
The Agony of Defeat" bring you a collection of dramatic sports photos from the past week, all showing the other side of a sports outcome -- the beaten. QB Aaron Murray could only answer questions after UGA's loss, which came in part thanks to coach Mark Richt's decision not to spike the ball with the clock running and the Bulldogs deep in Bama territory. Dale Zanine/US Presswire Arthur Lynch, who caught three passes on UGA's late drive, could do nothing but wonder what if. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images P.J. Smith and the Nebraska Cornhuskers entered the Big Ten championship game as favorites but were stunningly whipped by Wisconsin 70-31. AP Photo/Michael Conroy Also denied a championship: Ricardo Clark and Houston Dynamo, who led Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 at halftime but surrendered three goals in the final 45 minutes of the MLS Cup. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Ryan Harrow, right, Alex Poythress and the Kentucky Wildcats had a rough week, losing to Notre Dame and Baylor (which snapped their 55-game home winning streak), then falling out of the poll from No. 8 -- the largest drop in Top 25 history. AP Photo/James Crisp A cloudy quarterback situation might have gotten even grayer as the Colin Kaepernick-led San Francisco 49ers couldn't put the St. Louis Rams away, then lost 16-13 in overtime. Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images The host Chicago Bears entered Sunday in first in the NFC North but lost 23-17 in overtime to the Seattle Seahawks and rookie quarterback Russell Wilson -- who were 1-5 on the road going in. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh Controversy continued to surround Ndamukong Suh and the Detroit Lions, who were accused of more questionable acts by the Indianapolis Colts -- a team that stole a 35-33 win at the last second. AP Photo/Paul Sancya Eli Manning's New York Giants led Washington at halftime but lost 17-16 -- snapping a streak of 26 consecutive road games the team won after leading through two quarters. Patrick McDermott/Getty Images As kicker Shaun Suisham, right, and Drew Butler celebrated the Pittsburgh Steelers' 23-20 win, Asa Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens were left to wonder how they lost at home to their biggest rival -- which was absent Ben Roethlisberger. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
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