The penalty negated the interception, giving Minnesota new life.
A 75-yard touchdown bomb to wide receiver Stefon Diggs to bring the trailing Vikings back into the game, a perfectly lofted 22-yard touchdown dart to receiver Adam Thielen at the end zone pylon, and an exquisite end zone fade ball to Diggs for a two-point conversion that tied the game with seconds remaining.
After the game, Matthews was heated.
Zimmer said the decision on the sideline was to put the ball in the middle of the field because Carlson "drills them" in practice. I don't' know. You let me know. you tell me. "I don't' know. I'm trying to bite my tongue but I obviously don't agree with it".
"Tell me: Did I put pressure on him? And to call it at that point in the game was just - it's unbelievable".
Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews was called for a roughing-the-passer penalty that kept Minnesota's game-tying drive alive late in the fourth quarter. But officials saw it differently, calling roughing the passer on Matthews.
Since realignment in 2002, 116 of the 192 playoff teams (60.4 percent) began the year at either 1-1 or 0-2, including eight teams last season and six division champions - Jacksonville (AFC South), the Los Angeles Rams (NFC West), Minnesota (NFC North), New England (AFC East), New Orleans (NFC South) and Philadelphia (NFC East).
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored an incredible goal for his 500th career gol
Since then, the former Swedish worldwide has scored 17 goals for the MLS side in 22 appearances. Speaking after the clash, he said: "I was close to the goal".
"If I wrap him and take him down - [Vikings guard Mike] Remmers is already on me, and Remmers is going to fall on me - then I fall on the quarterback, and now it's [a 15-yard penalty]", Daniels said. "This week, that's unbelievable". "I believed that [Carlson] was going to make it". "At the same time, I don't know what else to do". In Week 1, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett got flagged for roughing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on a call that the National Football League admitted it got wrong after the fact.
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. You'll be able to watch the game only on FOX6 starting at noon.
"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. Instead, they go down and score, overtime, this and that.
Matthews said he did not get an explanation on the field.
According to referee Tony Corrente, the flag was thrown because Matthews "lifted him and drove him into the ground". "He picked the quarterback up and drove him into the ground".
"It has nothing to do with the rule of full body weight", Corrente said.