"He picked the quarterback up and drove him into the ground". Amanda Daniel and Andi Dewes said. The call gave a Steelers drive new life that ended in a touchdown instead of a likely field goal in what turned out to be a 21-21 tie.
"What are my emotions? But like I said, it's on me 100 percent", he said (via ESPN).
He had to be spot-on, faced with a small window to score a touchdown and nail the 2-point conversion to force overtime.
From our vantage point - and seemingly that of countless others watching on television - it didn't appear that Matthews' hit on Cousins was malicious or a case of driving the quarterback into the ground.
"It has nothing to do with the rule of full body weight", referee Tony Corrente said afterward via the officials pool report. It's just hard to play defense, really.
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Carlson said he thought it might have been the first time he had missed three field goals in a game.
The Vikings trailed 20-7 entering the the fourth quarter.
Packers wide receiver Davante Adams also took issue with the officiating after he was called for an offensive pass interference penalty that wiped out a 24-yard catch in the second quarter. Mason Crosby: Even though Crosby missed what would have been the game-winning 52-yard field goal, Crosby was essential to the Packers even being in the game, hitting his first five kicks, including two in the fourth quarter. I thought I hit him within his waist to chest, got my head across, put my hands down.
"We had opportunities to win the game, no doubt about it, but frustrating to allow a call which I feel like I did the right thing to influence the game. Rick and I will sit down and we'll talk about it".
"He's wired with the right kind of stuff". "I have so many emotions running through as far as just what a bad call it was. He's got the right wiring, and he'll be alright".
Rodgers wore a brace on his knee that limited his mobility against the Vikings, but he mostly looked like his usual self, completing 30 of 42 passes for 281 yards. He was sacked four times, though the protection held up relatively well, especially early in the game. Except against the Vikings, the result was certainly up for refutation.