Twitter reacts to Vikings kicker Daniel Carlson blowing game

Carla Harmon
September 17, 2018

It will be a warm one at Lambeau Field, and the Vikings will be playing outdoors, which is a little different.

Cousins remained on the turf and a penalty flag rested nearby.

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.

Cousins guided Minnesota to 22 points in the fourth quarter and led the Vikings downfield to tie the game at 29 with a two-point conversion toss to Stefon Diggs that followed Adam Theilen's 22-yard touchdown with 31 seconds left in the NFC North shootout. "I have so many emotions running through (me) as far as ... just what a awful call it was". "But at the same time, I don't know what else to do". You let me know. You tell me. Did I put pressure on him? I thought I hit him in his waist, chest. To call it at that point of the game is just unbelievable. But this week? That's unbelievable.

We know you've got thoughts on that insane game.


"You see how it changed the game", Matthews said. Rodgers got hurt in the second quarter last week against the Bears before returning in the second half to lead a come-from-behind victory.

Following an impressive drive from Kirk Cousins, Minnesota had the chance to improve to 2-0, as the fate of the game relied on the right foot of Daniel Carlson. "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".

"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. "I have so many emotions running through as far as just what a bad call it was". I didn't get an explanation whatsoever. "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.

They did get one on special teams after Geronimo Allison blocked a punt that was recovered by Josh Jackson in the end zone for a touchdown. Minnesota was assessed eight penalties for 70 yards and Green Bay had seven for 54 yards. Rodgers silenced those worries by performing well against a strong Vikings defense.


Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, meanwhile, wasn't happy with the lack of holding calls against the Packers.

The Packers mostly played well around Rodgers, too, with the O-line doing a nice job in the ground game and giving their injured quarterback enough time to work. They grab our guys so much on the outside and don't get called for it.

"We fought hard. Some plays went out way, some didn't". "I can't say that (word)".

Quarterbacks are obviously the most valuable players on any football field and appear to be garnering undue protection from clean football plays as the NFL looks to protect its assets.

"I don't know where to start, to be honest with you".


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