Before his would-be game-winner sailed wide right, Carlson was challenged with hitting a 49-yard field goal after Minnesota's first overtime drive stalled. Carlson also missed from 48 in the second quarter. "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".
A tremendous football game pitting a pair of gutsy QB performances ended in a 29-29 tie, a game marred by officiating and kicking woes. And we had opportunities to win the game, no doubt about it.
"I don't know", Zimmer said, via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
To finish the game, the former Michigan State quarterback who inked a monster deal with the Vikings in the offseason which caught a lot of flak from fans and media members, Cousins accounted for 425 yards and four touchdowns with that lone pick. He also threw an interception to Ha Ha Clinton-Dix after the ball bounced off the hands of Laquon Treadwell with 2:13 left.
The play occurred with 1:45 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Packers had already built up a 29-21 lead. But Cousins was only allowed to finish that drive because Packers' outside linebacker Clay Matthews got flagged for roughing the passer, which wiped out an interception that would've sealed the Packers' win. A 2-point conversion pass to Stefon Diggs tied the score 29-29 after the Vikings trailed 20-7 to start the fourth quarter. If there was somebody on our team who I know that can mentally and emotionally handle it, it's DC. "I have so many emotions kind of running through as far as just what a bad call it was". I know there's an emphasis on protecting quarterbacks. That was negated by the roughing call, despite Matthews avoiding putting all of his weight on the quarterback.
It leaves players like Garrett and Matthews at a loss on how to play the game.
Corrente, speaking to a pool reporter after the game, said that Matthews had driven Cousins to the ground after lifting him up.More news: NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce Projected Path, Spaghetti Models
The two-time MVP said he got punched in the eye during a sack.
Packers could have been beaten by the Vikings though kicker Daniel Carlson missed a field goal late in overtime.
Diggs doesn't celebrate as much as he used to.
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. He's not sure if the injury could linger all season. "We're hoping for more the next game".
With 12 receptions for 131 yards and one of most remarkable exhibits of concentration in team history with a closing minute touchdown catch, Thielen is indeed one of Minnesota's favorite sons, and that has nothing to do with the fact that he's from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
- It was a rollercoaster game filled with ups and downs, ultimately ending in a 29-29 tie between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers. "I don't know. I'm trying to bite my tongue, but I obviously don't agree with it". So I don't know. It was Carlson's third miss in three attempts - and his second miss in overtime.
In 2013, a tie helped the Packers make the playoffs.