It was a phantom call, but I can see why it was called. Davante Adams extended his arm and made contact with the DB. That's going to almost automatically get a penalty, even though in this case I don't think Adams shoved. The much more egregious call -- or no-call -- was the lack of a flag on a clear DPI down the sideline against Jimmy Graham. That was a bad miss, and the Adams penalty only made things worse.
Yes, there really were that many Vikings fans. I'd guess there was around 30 percent purple in the seats. When the Packers fans got loud, it was to drown out the Skol chants from Vikings fans. Other than last season, when the Vikings were one of the NFC's best teams and the Packers were without Aaron Rodgers, I'd never seen so much purple inside Lambeau Field. It was pretty stunning.
Dome environments are always challenging for opposing teams because of the crowd noise.
I only saw one angle of it, but the angle I saw looked like a hold. Lane Taylor's left hand grabbed Sheldon Richardson's shoulder pad, and it was the reason he went down.
Well, for one, I don't look at my Twitter mentions in a time like this. Or at least I try not to.
That's akin to telling him as a pass rusher not to do his job. As Mike McCarthy said, Clay Matthews did everything he was coached to do. So I'd call him the opposite of a slow learner.
Shoulder surgery ended his rookie season prematurely, opposite shoulder made him miss some time in camp, and now the groin injury knocks him out of a big game. Look, Kevin King is a first-round talent. There's a reason a first-round talent isn't drafted until the second round. The medical was a red flag before the draft, and it's been an issue as a pro.
I don't think he was. I did not know about it until much later Sunday.
Believe me, in real time, from Tony Corrente's perspective, it was a bang-bang call. He made the wrong call. I'm not about to say it's an easy call.
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