Clay Matthews: Roughing-the-passer penalties 'out of control' after 'unbelievable' flag


That Green Bay drive ended with a 37-yard Mason Crosby field goal just before halftime.

The veteran kicker who would cost the most to bring in but is also the most accurate and experienced of the available kickers.

And though the Packers remain unbeaten two weeks into the season, Rodgers admits the tie is nearly as bad as losing.

With the game on the line, Carlson missed, leaving both teams with a dissatisfying tie.

Cousins completed a touchdown pass to Adam Thielen that looked doomed in between two Green Bay defenders. In any event, Cousins walks away from his first Packers game with an understanding of what it will take to pull out victories against a stalwart opponent - and he needs full support from his team to pull it off. And while the emphasis partly a reaction to Rodgers' broken collarbone previous year, the Packers own defense was the guiltiest party in Week 1, drawing 3 calls (Nick Perry, Muhammad Wilkerson, Clay Matthews). Ha Ha Clinton-Dix returned the pick 24 yards to the Minnesota 13 with 2:04 left in regulation.

The Vikings trailed 20-7 entering the the fourth quarter. I got my head across, put my hands down.

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.

On the game-tying two-point conversion, he found Stefon Diggs on a fade route to the corner of the end zone.

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"I don't even know where to start, to be completely honest with you", he told reporters after the game. "I have so many emotions running through as far as what a awful call it was", Matthews said.

The Green Bay Packers' defense thinks that the new rules in place to protect quarterbacks makes it hard to play defense.

Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels said that the new set of rules impacted his thought process during the game, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

Corrente was asked what Matthews could have done differently and said: "Not picked him up and drove him into the ground".

Rodgers, who finished 30 of 42, didn't have his typical mobility that allows him to buy time for receivers.

It was easy to wonder if it would be too much time left on the clock, even for the limited Rodgers.

Rodgers said he felt well enough as the game wore on to be able to try some other things.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, meanwhile, wasn't happy with the lack of holding calls against the Packers. He was sacked four times, though the protection held up relatively well, especially early in the game. Ty Montgomery: Coming into the season, many fans and media members alike would have penciled in Aaron Jones or Jamaal Williams as the running backs to watch for the Packers. Last week, a Gonzalez field goal attempt in overtime was blocked in a 21-21 tie with the Steelers.