Kirk Cousins Made A Crazy Throw To Send Packers-Vikings To Overtime

Packers square up against Vikings on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers expected to play

Packers square up against Vikings on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers expected to play

The Green Bay Packers host the rival Minnesota Vikings in an NFC North showdown at Lambeau Field on Sunday, and the status of quarterback Aaron Rodgers is one of the biggest storylines of Week 2. "There were times when we felt we should've won it, times when the Packers felt should've won".

"We had opportunities to win the game, no doubt about it, but frustrating to allow a call which I feel like I did the right thing to influence the game". The Vikings and the Packers tied 29-29 after overtime.

Rodgers wore a brace on his knee that limited his mobility against the Vikings, but he mostly looked like his usual self, completing 30 of 42 passes for 281 yards.

Carlson said he thought it might have been the first time he had missed three field goals in a game.

But wait until you hear what this referee had to say about the call when asked about it after the game.

"I mean, I don't know even know where to start to be completely honest with you", Matthews said. Crosby actually made the kick, but it was nullified when Zimmer called timeout just before the play, and his missed his second attempt. Cousins did both, hitting Thielen for a 22-yard touchdown reception at the end of regulation followed up with a 2-point conversion to Diggs. Rodgers silenced those worries by performing well against a strong Vikings defense.

Packers square up against Vikings on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers expected to play
Video: Vikings-Packers Game Ends in Tie After Kicker Misses Another FG

Minnesota fell behind early thanks to a blocked punt returned by rookie Josh Jackson to give Green Bay a 7-0 advantage but answered with Cousins' first TD pass, a 14-yarder to Laquon Treadwell.

"It's pretty hard", Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said, per ESPN. "I have so many emotions running through (me) as far as ... just what a bad call it was. But I think, you know, it's going to be a handsome day Sunday, great weather ... natural grass, a great environment". That Green Bay drive ended with a 37-yard Mason Crosby field goal just before halftime.

Everything seemed to go the Vikings' way in the fourth, when they rallied from a 20-7 deficit. Diggs caught 9 passes for 128 yards.

This rivalry didn't need any reinforcing, not after Barr ended Rodgers' and the Packers' season with the collarbone-snapping sack last October that prompted the National Football League to enhance its roughing rule. Sunday's game is the first matchup between the two teams in September at Lambeau Field since 2008.

"You've got a target area of about the size of a strike zone and then you can't fall on top of him and you can't hit him in the knees and you can't hit him low, you can't hit him in the head", Zimmer said.

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