Published: Mon, September 17, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Referee's Description of the Clay Matthews Roughing Penalty Makes No Sense

Referee's Description of the Clay Matthews Roughing Penalty Makes No Sense

But in Week 2, Matthews applied what appeared to be a textbook hit on Cousins at the end of a pass that was intercepted by Packers CB Jaire Alexander, which should've preserved Green Bay's 29-21 victory. I thought I hit him within his waist to chest, I got my head across, put my hands down.

Crosby nearly had six field goals, but his first, successful attempt from 52 at the end of the regulation was erased because the Vikings called timeout right before the snap.

"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".

For the second week in a row, a game came down to pressure put on from Matthews.

"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". 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 what else to do.

"It was basically I was trying to get to the pylon, and it was Kirk's idea to just throw it to the pylon", Thielen said. I don't know what else to do. As Green Bay Packers fans found out last week, just one play could change the season's trajectory, all the while toying with the collective emotions of fanbases for better or worse. They would win the NFC North with an 8-7-1 record over the 8-8 Chicago Bears.

"The guy lined up on the outside and he twisted inside and he grabbed our center and pulled him to the ground, which you're not supposed to do", Zimmer said.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, meanwhile, wasn't happy with the lack of holding calls against the Packers. He left 31 seconds for Aaron Rodgers, who marched the Packers back down the field, but Mason Crosby missed a 52-yard field goal that would've won the game.

It leaves players like Garrett and Matthews at a loss on how to play the game. It's a problem that no one can watch a replay of a catch and figure out if the play will be ruled complete or incomplete.

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