But officials saw it differently, calling roughing the passer on Matthews. "They did deserve to win this, but twice, we deserved to win this twice and I had come to the fact that we had lost, but no, they did it again", Katie Gilder and Holly Thompson said. "At the same time, I don't know what else to do".
We know you like that. You tell me. Did I put pressure on him? "But just got to get ready for Thursday at this point".
"Last week, OK, shame on me". The worst part is, we'll probably send it in [to the league].
"I am exhausted and I don't know what to feel after a tie...it's a unique place to be and I'm proud of the way the whole team [.] stayed in it and fought".
Even disregarding the strategy of what makes you most likely to pick up first downs there, the Packers' general philosophy in these games where Rodgers is hobbled should be to run the ball more often.
"I know there's an emphasis on protecting quarterbacks, but it's gotten out of control here". I don't know what else to do.
"In some ways, I'm ticked off that we didn't win the game, and in some ways I'm thinking that maybe this tie will help us down the road", Zimmer said. Zimmer said after the game that Hill's injury isn't serious. I mean, I don't know.
Referee Tony Corrente told ESPN that Mathews was flagged for driving Cousins into the ground, and that his use of his body weight was not considered. "It has nothing to do with helmet to helmet".
"When [Matthews] hit the quarterback, he lifted him and drove him into the ground", Corrente said.
You be the judge.
Sure, he threw an interception in the second half which halted a potential scoring drive, but he hit the biggest throw of the game between the head of a needle to give the Vikings a chance to tie things up with a two-point conversion after the score to Adam Thielen. That was negated by the roughing call, despite Matthews avoiding putting all of his weight on the quarterback.
His wild introduction to the Vikings-Packers rivalry ended in an unfamiliar result, a 29-29 overtime tie after rookie kicker Daniel Carlson missed a game-winning field goal from 35 yards as time expired. He led the game-tying drive and positioned Minnesota for the win in overtime, only to see Kai Forbath's replacement, Carlson, squander it twice.
For the Vikings, Thielen had 12 catches for 131 yards for Minnesota (1-0-1), while Diggs had nine catches for 128 yards and two scores. It's unclear if Rodgers was going to wind up passing or running it himself on a gimpy knee on this play but neither, to my mind, had as good an expected value as running on this play. And it's a problem that no one can watch a defender hit a quarterback and determine if the hit violated the rules.