Published: Mon, September 17, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Controversial roughing the passer call gives Vikings new life in Green Bay

Controversial roughing the passer call gives Vikings new life in Green Bay

Just as it seemed the Green Bay Packers made a play to put away the game, a questionable roughing the passer penalty on Clay Matthews wiped away a win for the Packers.

Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime, including one from 35 yards as time expired, and the Minnesota Vikings had to settle for a 29-29 tie with the Green Bay Packers after rallying from a late 13-point deficit on Sunday. I thought I hit him in his waist, chest. You see how it changed the game.

The call gave the Vikings a first down and new life. "I have so many emotions running through as far as what a awful call it was", Matthews said. But the bigger outcome of the game is that the roughing penalty has now become as heated of a debate as the catch rule. It was a call that former Vice President of Officiating Mike Pereira later said should've never happened, due to the fact Kendricks didn't land on top of Rodgers with his body weight. I don't' know. You let me know. you tell me. The guys in the training room do a fantastic job, got me ready to play.

"I don't know what to feel after a tie". So I don't know. It's frustrating because Jaire's interception, that's game [over], right? "(That) had nothing to do with the rule of full body weight", Corrente said, referring to the rule that is being emphasized after Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr essentially ended Aaron Rodgers' season a year ago with a hit that broke the quarterback's collarbone. Sadly, the game ended in a 29-29 tie after neither team could win the game in overtime and any divisional tiebreaker between the two teams will now rest on the Week 12 head-to-head matchup if they end the regular season with identical records. "He picked the quarterback up and drove him into the ground".

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The quarterback isn't sure whether he might follow a similar practice plan ahead of next week's game against the Washington Redskins, though he said he expect to play each week.

Crosby connected on what would've been his sixth field goal of the day, but Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer iced the kicker with a timeout just as the ball was snapped, negating the kick.

"Any time you have a drive like that, it takes offensive linemen protecting, it takes receivers catching tough catches, being on the details of where they line up and the spacing on the field, getting out of bounds and being aware of the situation, having a great play-caller getting you in the position to get the ball out of your hand and get the open man", Cousins said.

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