Man being a Vikes fan I could go on about this for hours!! Being that we are having a very down year, the only thing that I can take some sort of solace in is beating the Pack. We definitely got robbed!! Another interesting tidbit is this: 8 of those so called calls (or in some instances non calls) occured in the 4th quarter!! Hmmmm...seems like somebody wanted Favre's streak of winning when it's 34 degrees or lower to carry on!!! That being said I am already over it!! It happened, it's over, it sucks, who cares? It is a shame that there was some blown calls, but it happens. It's part of the game. It is unfortunate that in this instance it had such a profound effect on the game. Oh well. Next year is coming and the Vikes will exact revenge!!!!
For those of you unfamilar with some of the plays here are the ones in question:
. On a third down incompletion in the third quarter, tight end Jim Kleinsasser was
held illegally. The Vikings were forced to settle for a 37 yard field goal.
. On a play in the fourth quarter, Packers quarterback Brett Favre should have been
called for a false start after jerking his head prior to the snap in an unsuccessful
attempt to draw the Vikings offside.
. On the second play from scrimmage of the fourth quarter, the Packers should have
been called for pass interference on a play during which Kleinsasser was knocked
. Officials should not have picked up a flag originally thrown for blocking in the
back against the Packers, on Darrien Gordon's 22 yard punt return, which gave the
Packers possession on their 46 yard line.
. Packers ride receiver Robert Ferguson should have been ruled out of bounds at the
1 yard line rather than awarded a 40 yard touchdown reception with 10:48 minutes
. The Packers lined up off sides on the ensuing kickoff, which Tyrone Carter
returned only 10 yards to the Vikings 27.
. Vikings strong safety Corey Chavous should not have been called for pass
interference on a third down play on the Packers' winning drive. Free safety Jack
Brewer had intercepted Favre's pass. The penalty moved Green Bay 28 yards to the
. Packers safety Antuan Edwards should have been called for unnecessary roughness
after hitting Vikings wide receiver Chris Walsh after he had taken a knee on the
game's next to last play. Officials failed to blow a whistle that would have
signaled the play dead.
. Packers line backer Nate Wayne should have been called for hitting wide receiver
Randy Moss from behind during the game's final play, a 66 yard interception return
by Darren Sharper.
Again the game is over and in the books. I'm positive there were either calls or non calls that the Pack would quesion too. It goes both ways. I think that the main point is that the game was seemingly decided by some of these ones. Oh well.