P:60 Packers Podcast - A wild tie at Lambeau Field

Hope Soto
September 18, 2018

But after a flag-fest during the first two weeks of the preseason, the competition committee clarified that incidental or inadvertent contact was not to result in a penalty.

The Packers should have won against the Vikings today if not for a bogus roughing the passer call against Clay Matthews, but they also should've lost the game after that.

But wait until you hear what this referee had to say about the call when asked about it after the game.

Of the cumulative 480 yards that the Vikings accrued in the game against the Packers' defense, 425 of them came through the air. It's a hard call to call. "At the same time, I don't know what else to do". You let me know.

"Did I put pressure on him?" Until that point, the Packers had put together the kind of complete performance needed to support Rodgers, who got hurt in Green Bay's opening victory against Chicago. "And to call it at that point in the game was just - it's unbelievable". "I don't know. I'm trying to bite my tongue, but I obviously don't agree with it". "As you can see, he had a heck of a football game". This option does have the "dramatic movie comeback" feel to it, and I would much rather have the kickers listed above, but if it comes to money or how many teams need a kicker this week, Walsh could end up being the best available and the team could get him cheap. It's frustrating because Jaire's interception, that's game [over], right? "There were times when we felt we should have won it and there were times when the Packers felt like they should have won it". "We have a long season ahead and hopefully lots of big wins and big kicks". I didn't get an explanation whatsoever.

"When [Matthews] hit the quarterback, he lifted him and drove him into the ground", Corrente said. "It has nothing to do with helmet to helmet".

One would have thought the Vikings would have been pleased with Corrente's work on Sunday but that was far from the case.

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The Packers caught Minnesota off guard on an 11-yard draw with Ty Montgomery, before Rodgers escaped the pocket and - on the move - found Jimmy Graham for a 27-yard gain with seven seconds remaining.

Packers could have been beaten by the Vikings though kicker Daniel Carlson missed a field goal late in overtime.

"You know what? Guys are supposed to do their jobs", Coach Mike Zimmer said (via the Star Tribune). "Rick and I will sit down and we'll talk about it". "I hope to see nothing more than Zane have an unbelievable career going forward".

By now, you probably know what happened next.

Zimmer also was upset about a penalty on defensive end Danielle Hunter, saying, "I thought the call on Danielle, hit in the back, was a awful call. I can't say that (word)".

"Many thought the new helmet rule was going to be the controversial topic of the season", Mike Pereira, the NFL's former vice president of officiating who now serves as a rules analyst for Fox, wrote Sunday on Twitter.

"You've got a target area of about the size of a strike zone and then you can't fall on top of him and you can't hit him in the knees and you can't hit him low, you can't hit him in the head", Zimmer said. You hit him too hard, they're calling it.

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