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Packers extend lead, lose Benson and Raji, gripe about bad call

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The Cheeseheads are taking over Lucas Oil Stadium.

It’s 14-0 in the first half, with the latest score coming on a six-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Aaron Rodgers to James Jones.

The bad news for the Packers is that running back Cedric Benson left the game with a foot injury.  His return is questionable.

The worse news is that Packers defensive lineman B.J. Raji is being carted off with a lower left leg injury.

The bad news also is that the Packers believe they’ve been jobbed for the third straight week, with coach Mike McCarthy clearly yelling “bullsh-t” after linebacker Nick Perry was flagged for roughing the passer when he dropped his helmet into Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s chest.

Though FOX’s Brian Billick was equally apoplectic, the rule is that a defenseless player can’t be hit in the helmet or with the helmet.  Matthews, while not hitting Luck in the head or neck, nevertheless struck Luck with a helmet.

NBC officiating consultant Jim Daopoulos says it was a good call — and that Perry can expect a fine.

The penalty didn’t matter; the Colts eventually were forced to punt.  And now the Packers have a chance to push the margin to three scores.

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19 Responses to “Packers extend lead, lose Benson and Raji, gripe about bad call”
  1. tiffpats4eva says: Oct 7, 2012 2:14 PM

    All kinds of refs hate the Packers.

  2. isujames says: Oct 7, 2012 2:23 PM

    Wow i’m very impressed the Packers are blowing out the Colts.

  3. flvikesfan says: Oct 7, 2012 2:24 PM

    Horrible news about Raji. Hope it’s not as bad as it sounds.

  4. calgaryrob says: Oct 7, 2012 2:28 PM

    The only thing worse than a whining loser, is a whining winner. Perhaps GB’s coaches should read the rules…..

  5. jncrdn says: Oct 7, 2012 2:35 PM

    The way this was titled I figured there was another blown hail marry call

  6. scoops1 says: Oct 7, 2012 2:36 PM

    kattykathy says:
    Oct 7, 2012 2:28 PM
    The Packers have to be the all time biggest cry baby whiners ever. Do they EVER accept and own up to a call that goes against them or accept a LEGITIMATE loss ?

    I have seen 8 year old Pop Warner teams display better sportsmanship. Heck the Packers throw bigger temper tamtrums than 5 year olds, its pathetic.

    Their fans are even worse.
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    You are quite possibly the worst troll on here.

  7. lbpackfan says: Oct 7, 2012 2:43 PM

    kattykathy says:
    Oct 7, 2012 2:28 PM
    The Packers have to be the all time biggest cry baby whiners ever. Do they EVER accept and own up to a call that goes against them or accept a LEGITIMATE loss ?

    I have seen 8 year old Pop Warner teams display better sportsmanship. Heck the Packers throw bigger temper tamtrums than 5 year olds, its pathetic.

    Their fans are even worse.

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    Scoreboard.

    Wasn’t the griping against the Packers after MNF “loss” to Seattle about making plays to overcome bad calls? It was a clean hit…yes, they got jobbed on that call. Doesn’t matter if its Packers or Browns…teams/players/fans get angry and frustrated over blown calls.

    Again….SCOREBOARD.

  8. rickincali says: Oct 7, 2012 2:49 PM

    That was a textbook tackle that is taught from the time you’re in pee-wee football. They need to get a grip. You can’t wrap the guy low and you can’t wrap the guy face-to-face with your head up? It is ridiculous.

  9. photoguy13 says: Oct 7, 2012 2:51 PM

    Even the announcers (who don’t appear to be favoring the Packers) said that it was a bad call. Legitimate sack/fumble, but the Packers get jobbed on the call.

    Packers will still win, but the refs need to get their act together.

  10. flyboy123456 says: Oct 7, 2012 2:53 PM

    KattyKathy sounds a little uptight and frustrated. Maybe a great big “bratwurst” at halftime will take her off of the edge. Just a suggestion honey.

  11. uwsptke says: Oct 7, 2012 2:54 PM

    I think I speak for most everyone when I say that kattykathy should shut her pie hole until she admits she understands the simultaneous possession rule. We get it. You’re sick of watching the Packers dominate your team (which you appear to be too ashamed of to ever mention), so you have nothing better to do than berate another team’s fan base.

  12. thelionsrgreat says: Oct 7, 2012 2:54 PM

    That was a bad call, and I’m a lions fan. Don’t care what the rule says, that’s a horrible call.

  13. ufullpj says: Oct 7, 2012 2:57 PM

    The penalty mattered – instead of having it at the Colts’ 15, they lost 50 yards on the punt. It was a bad call – it was anticipation, not execution – on the helmet-leading hit. The rule is poorly written, and movement so fast – they are almost asking the officials to officiate intent.

  14. chi01town says: Oct 7, 2012 3:24 PM

    I hope the Colts steel this game an they can do it. If not hurt some more greenbay packers… Take out Rodgers for the season

  15. gochargersgo says: Oct 7, 2012 5:37 PM

    lbpackfan says:
    Oct 7, 2012 2:43 PM
    kattykathy says:
    Oct 7, 2012 2:28 PM
    The Packers have to be the all time biggest cry baby whiners ever. Do they EVER accept and own up to a call that goes against them or accept a LEGITIMATE loss ?

    I have seen 8 year old Pop Warner teams display better sportsmanship. Heck the Packers throw bigger temper tamtrums than 5 year olds, its pathetic.

    Their fans are even worse.

    —————————————-
    Scoreboard.

    Wasn’t the griping against the Packers after MNF “loss” to Seattle about making plays to overcome bad calls? It was a clean hit…yes, they got jobbed on that call. Doesn’t matter if its Packers or Browns…teams/players/fans get angry and frustrated over blown calls.

    Again….SCOREBOARD.

    —————————————-

    Scoreboard.

  16. koenig61 says: Oct 7, 2012 6:53 PM

    It’s always funny how a lot of people’s perception of the rule changes, when it come to who the penalty was called against. For instance I remember last year James Harrison of the Pittsburgh steelers was penalized for a similar hit on drew Bree’s. Harrison was tackling brees from behind, head up and his facemask hit Bree’s in the back and they called it helmet to helmet. A lot of fans said it was the right call, and Harrison deserved the penalty and the fine. Now a very similar play happens and packer fans scream what a terrible call.

    I don’t like the call either, but you can’t say it’s a great call when it happens to a player or team you dislike, but then whine when it’s against your team.

  17. judsonjr says: Oct 7, 2012 9:34 PM

    So if he doesn’t duck his head down a bit, it’s helmet to helmet.

    If he dives at the legs that a flag.

    If he lowers his head more and to the side of the player he’s putting his neck at risk if there is a player coming from the other side.

    Even as is, the video shows that the first thing that his helmet hits is Luck’s arm and the ball.

    Due to lack of options I’ve seen players start to grab the shoulder pads, and then jump up and ride the QB down. Not a flag now, but I’m sure as soon as Brady gets hurt that will be out too.

  18. lollygagger8 says: Oct 8, 2012 12:06 PM

    There were plenty of calls not called in that game. Are we sure we replaced the replacement refs?

    The play on 4th and 1, Green Bay was clearly lined up in the neutral zone….but that never got called. It happened all day.

  19. bubbasmithguy says: Oct 8, 2012 12:40 PM

    These losers will always complain about the calls. Sure there have been bad calls that have gone against them but they also have received many calls that have gone their way. Lining up in the neutral zone on 4th and 1, Charles “Clutch and Grab” Woodson’s PI in the endzone, the constant holding by their perferated offensive line. Why do they think that they shouldn’t have bad calls go against them? Maybe because they were the recipients of the calls for so many years. Packer fans got what you asked for. The regular refs are back and why do you boo the refs when your players are cheating?

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