The Packers got screwed, plain and simple.
Linebacker Clay Matthews’ questionable roughing-the-passer penalty late in the fourth quarter on a play that should have been an interception thrown by Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was about as ticky tack as it gets.
You make the call, but yeah…
The Vikings scored that drive, completing their comeback from what was once a 20-7 third-quarter deficit at Lambeau Field. And the Packers coaching staff would tell you that’s where the game was, well… not lost. But you know.
Same with the missed field goal at the end of regulation.
Still, the Packers climb a spot in our NFL power rankings despite the tie. Going up against an elite Minnesota defense and getting out to a commanding lead is pretty impressive. And it was fun to watch quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ chemistry with tight end Jimmy Graham develop.
Still, that call on Matthews.