Packers “incredulous” about offensive pass interference penalty

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With the Packers trailing the Falcons 17-7 and a minute left in the second quarter last night, Aaron Rodgers hit Randall Cobb for a 35-yard gain that appeared to have Green Bay rolling toward a score before halftime. Unfortunately, Packers tight end Martellus Bennett was flagged for offensive pass interference for a pick play. That wiped out a huge gain, and in the sequence of events that followed it was the Falcons who scored before halftime.

After the game, the Packers’ website reported that Rodgers and Packers coach Mike McCarthy were incredulous about the call.

“I don’t know how you call pass interference on that when Marty is running a drag route, Cobb runs a shake route, and Marty is looking back at me and gets run into,” Rodgers said. “There are pick routes in the game, but that definitely wasn’t one. It’s an area of emphasis but you can’t see ghosts out there. It probably should have been a no-call.”

Packers coach Mike McCarthy was so angry that he picked up an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for yelling at the officials. Green Bay wasn’t happy — with the call, or with losing to the Falcons.

115 responses to “Packers “incredulous” about offensive pass interference penalty

  1. Ohhh, booo hooo! The team that has benefited the most from bad officiating finally had one go against them. I’ll say it, just like everyone says it when the calls go their way, if you played better, that one call wouldn’t have mattered. Git gud

  2. Um, the packers should be the last team in the history of sports to complain about a penalty. Each year, each game, the Cheese are the benificiary of so many “ghost” calls as king Rodgers puts it. They got beat by a much superior team, ran by a much superior QB. Deal with it.

  3. “I don’t know how you call pass interference on that when Marty is running a drag route, Cobb runs a shake route, and Marty is looking back at me and gets run into,” Rodgers said. “There are pick routes in the game, but that definitely wasn’t one. It’s an area of emphasis but you can’t see ghosts out there. It probably should have been a no-call.”

    Packers coach Mike McCarthy was so angry that he picked up an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for yelling at the officials. Green Bay wasn’t happy — with the call, or with losing to the Falcons.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Maybe they should watch the tape from Rogers’ pick 6 that was called back last week…

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Pete Carroll handled the situation with class vs. the way McCarthy went off on the officials.

  4. Because that penalty was what made the defense play like a high school team, and made Capers keep trying to cover Julio Jones one on one with a safety. Stop whining and fire the defensive coordinator if you want something to improve.

  5. Bad penalties are also part of the game unfortunately. I’ve never seen a perfect game by the refs in my life. Sometimes you get bad calls or you get no calls that were supposed to be called. You just gotta continue to be physical and play mentally smart… can’t just rely on penalties to win you the game.

  6. Rodgers can’t come back when down because he does not want to risk his stats in such situations, so it wouldn’t have mattered. Packers down in second half means Packers will lose.

  7. Atlanta please give gb back the 7 points. I raised kids, sometimes you have to give in for peace and quiet. gb complaining about calls, priceless.
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  8. They got some nerve complaining about the refs after they are handed call after call every week what a bunch of bums

  9. The Falcons looked awesome and would have won regardless. There are so many illegal pick plays that result in TDs or big plays. Sometimes they call them, sometimes they don’t. It’s almost as if the referees can determine the outcome of the games.

  10. It’s funny that a team that has benefited by so many calls over the years would cry so much when one doesn’t go their way. The Packers record would be nothing like it is if other teams received unbiased officiating while playing them.

  11. Yes, it was a bad call, but just as I wrote the other day about the Seahawks game, bad calls are made every week and you win some and lose some. The Packers lost to the Falcons because the Falcons are the better team, period. Julio Jones is the best WR in the NFL and Sanu is damned good, too. No excuses from this Packers fan.
    The big question is why Mike McCarthy let Aaron Rodgers take that pounding when the game was already decided. And — he was calling empty backfield plays! It’s a wonder Rodgers didn’t get killed. He had two backups playing left and right tackle and they were doing the best they could, but they were clearly over-matched. Mike McCarthy is the most over-rated head coach in the NFL. If he hadn’t had Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers as his QB’s, he’d have been fired a long time ago.
    I had the Packers losing that game as soon as the schedule came out, so I’m not all that disappointed. We can’t beat the Falcons on that turf. They are just too fast. But it’s a marathon, not a sprint, and injuries are the great equalizer, so anything can happen.
    The Falcons are the best team in the NFC as far as I’m concerned, so hats off to them. But everyone has their sights on them, so let’s see how they handle it.

  12. I’m getting so tired of athletes whining about officiating. Yes, that was a bad call. But I go back to that pitcher who had a perfect game nullified by a horrible call a few years back. The pitcher handled that with dignity and sportsmanship. That should be the gold standard. That should be the way things are handled.

  13. AR got absolutely crushed twice last night with helmets right in his sternum. That Falcons D looked really good and the pack had no chance so quit your whining McCarthy.

  14. The better team won again, same as the NFC championship. That one play wasn’t going to make a difference. Play better and protect your franchise QB or it could be a long season for GB.

  15. That was a terrible call, bordering on corrupt. Replays showed contact was within a yard of the line of scrimmage, making even intentional contact legal. What makes it very suspect is the flag came flying in from deep in the secondary. The back judge has no business throwing a flag for something that happens at the line of scrimmage. He called that play like he’d bet his mortgage money on the Falcons.

    When the officials responsible for that area judge the play legal and someone 20 yards away throws a flag, it’s hard for the league to defend.

  16. Hope they continue to call those consistently from now on. The Packers haven’t played a game in many years where they weren’t the recipient of a ghostly pass interference or roughing the passer call, while their offensive push off pass interference penalties are never called. The Packers have been running pick plays for many years similar to this one, especially in the red zone, and they know as well as anyone that is the design of the play.

    The only thing that is incredulous is that it took the officials this long to recognize it, and start calling it.

  17. tiller21 says:
    September 18, 2017 at 7:24 am
    That was a clear penalty. However, when you get a way with that play for the last 7 years. YOU GET INCREDULOUS WHEN THEY CALL IT!

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    It was not a penalty…..Bennett was within 1 yard of the LOS. It was a terrible call. That said, the Packers got trounced by a better team and their defense still has a lot of work to do.

  18. I watched the replay and once I saw it laid out nicely with the one yard zone all shaded and the camera angle from above (all stuff the refs working in real time do not have) I did decide that to me anyhow it looked like a bad call.

    But when you get blown out like that you dont harp on one bad call. That’s just one bad look. Start preparing for next weeks game.

  19. Kinda like a the fabricated punch and ejection by Lane last week that wiped out the Pick 6. Karma always gets even!!! The Pack completely forgot how to play anything resembling football last night any way. The call didn’t matter in the outcome…stop whining!

  20. McCarthy lost his temper because you could clearly see the call against Bennett was not a penalty. Then to pile on, Hooper made an actual “pick” on a DB on the following series on the Coleman TD, which wasn’t called.

  21. The Ref’s have been horrible so far this season… That being said, I will honestly admit that it’s nice to see that Green Bay has some of the calls go negatively against them…

  22. Karma for the bs call last week that saved Rodgers from a pick six? There is nothing better than listening to packer fans (and the coach/players) complain about bad calls when their team is predicated on favorable penalties. When they don’t get them, they lose, like they did last night. Bad and good calls even out, right packer fans? Good stuff.

  23. A tough loss but one that’s not too difficult to live with. Home opener in a new stadium against a very good team. Everything would have had to go right to win this one and clearly, everything did not go right. Obviously, very little went right. Life goes on.

    Hats off to the Falcons (again). Hopefully, the next time the Packers play the Falcons it will be at Lambeau. If the starts align properly and that happens to come this January, all the better.

  24. The Packers clearly broke the rule:

    Rule 8, Section 5, Article 2 (Forward Pass, Backward Pass, Fumble)
    Prohibited Acts by both teams while the ball is in the air. Acts that are pass interference include, but are not limited to:

    (e) cutting off the path of an opponent by making contact with him, without playing the ball.

  25. The one yard rule is for ineligible receivers blocking downfield, not for pass interference. If Collinsworth could stop salivating over Rodgers, this would be more clear.

  26. He needs to get in line, because there were some really bogus calls all thru the league yesterday. Its getting ridiculous. Plus, they put it on tv in slow- mo from every thinkable angle, and they still blow it. And now I guess they need to take off their pads and helmet and put on flags, due to ” unnecessary roughness” calls getting called are ridiculous. Its frickin football, not a punt, pass, and kick competition. GEEZ! Let the guys play!

  27. As a Packers fan, I know McCarthy needs to shut up. So do all the Viking fans who ignore every call that goes against the Packers then go crazy if the Packers get even one call.

  28. Crying about the refs is the calling card of the loser. Rodgers basically does this after every loss. I think, in his mind, that he’d never lose a game if it wasn’t for the refs.

  29. maddmatter5 says:
    September 18, 2017 at 7:29 am
    I’ve always been told that good teams overcome bad officiating.
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    I bet you heard it from a Cheese fan.

  30. I’m extremely proud of the way our injury decimated roster gallantly fought to the bitter end of yesterdays game. It was a heroic effort in the face of insurmountable adversity.

    Congrats to the victorious Atlanta Falcons. It was a well deserved win for the team in their fans.

  31. LOL…McCarth so upset that a call went against his team that he drew another penalty. Apparently, he expects to get every call and was setting the refs straight. They’ll be whining about this one for the next 5 years…

  32. Now you can understand when little petty fouls are called when Rodgers points out a 12th man running off the field and gets flagged,
    Packers have always been looked upon favorably by the refs.

  33. I think it’s great that haters actually, sincerely, wholeheartedly believe a conspiracy exists that directly benefits the Packers. If it contributes to making their shallow lives just a little more miserable, heck, I’d pay off the referees myself if it were possible. Just tell me where to send the check.

  34. The Packers are classless they way they cry about the calls that don’t go their way. Just like their fans. It was not the refs fault they got skunked last night and that call did not make the difference. And it was a good call to stop their cheating none the less.

  35. The head coach and starting QB whining about bad officiating is called “making excuses”, and is a sure sign of a losing team.

    Let the media and the fans do all the whining. The team should just learn from the situation and put themselves in a position to win the next time it happens.

  36. One thing is indisputable – there is no consistency in how these plays are called by the refs. For example, in an earlier Browns-Ravens game, there was a clear push off by the receiver that was not called (and even the announcers stated it was a bad no-call), yet this play was.

    League should hold a seminar with ALL refs attending to show replays of these plays, require explanation in front of all present by the refs who did/did not make the call, and demand consistency.

  37. What really set the Packers off wasn’t just the bad call on Bennett. It was the fact that on the Falcons next TD, Hooper very clearly picks Burnett and the refs ignore it. Then in the 3rd quarter the refs flag Allison for a pick on Cobb’s TD. It’s something that rarely ever gets called, yet the Packers are nailed twice for it in very crucial situations, and those same refs ignore it when the Falcons do it. Call them all or call none of them.

    Sure smells like the NFL said “well, the Packers benefited from the 2 penalties that were called against the Seahawks on that interception last week, so let’s make sure the Packers get screwed by the refs this week and we’ll just call it even.”

  38. h0metownzero says:
    September 18, 2017 at 9:01 am
    Well, nobody is beating us straight up. That’s for sure.
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    If the Packas played everyone straight up they would never be in the playoffs. 7-9 maybe

  39. One can’t help but be inspired by the graciousness displayed by Packer fans in the face of defeat. I guess that championship aura never goes away.

    I think these fine folks set a great example for fans of lesser teams.

  40. yeah it was a ridiculous call of a phantom pick but it’s not like they had a guy thrown out of the game for a phantom punch.

  41. Packer fans are the worst, last week you got away with PI on Jimmy Graham in the end zone taking 4 points away, a phantom block in the back that took away 7 points and Seattle’s starting CB got tossed for throwing a punch that didn’t happen.

    You all celebrated like it was the Super Bowl and now cry like babies when a borderline call goes the other way in a game you’;re down 25 points.

  42. Packers with the help of Rodgers are a average team that can beat average teams when penalties go their way. Without Rodgers, they’d be the Jets 2.0. If you have an above average defense and a QB that can pass the ball, Green Bay can’t beat you. Atlanta outclassed Green Bay on the field, and now with the crybabies sounding off, off the field as well. No play offs for Green Bay this year.

  43. Offensive PI wasn’t a point of emphasis when the Falcon receiver ran into 2 Green Bay DBs and left the Atlanta RB running free for a wide open touchdown pass. But that’s none of my business….

  44. You can talk about a bad call all you want, and this was a run-in that actually kinda unintentionally looked like a pick play ( and yes, the Packers actually do run those occasionally)
    but the real take-home about this game is that the Falcons were the Falcons and the Packers were the Packers: The Falcons backed off and played “not to lose” and gave up a crapload of points after amassing a huge lead in the game, and the Aaron Rodgers stayed true to his rule
    “Never win when you are behind in the second half”…zero clutch in him.
    I did enjoy seeing Rodgers get straight-up DRILLED in the fourth with no flags nescessary or thrown, however.

  45. I challenge ANYONE to name a good coach who has been embarrased as many times as this goon.

    He’s Marvin Lewis with the good fortune of having had two legendary QBs.

  46. The better team won again, same as the NFC championship. That one play wasn’t going to make a difference. Play better and protect your franchise QB or it could be a long season for GB.
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    I’d settle for coverage on those crossing routes they were getting burned on all night.

    Dom Capers needs the Ken Zampese treatment.

    Incompetent. No answers whatsoever. Put him on the ice float.

  47. I’m surprised at all the discussion about the bad officiating. It used to be that comments on the officiating would be squelched. Fans are starting to see the light. I know I’ve been pointing out the NFL officiating bias for years.

    What needs to happen to keep the officiating unbiased, is NOT replay. That will just make things worse. Instead, all bad calls should be tracked and made public. Right now, the bad calls are tracked, but the results are kept secret.

  48. I did enjoy seeing Rodgers get straight-up DRILLED in the fourth with no flags nescessary or thrown, however.
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    I can only assume you weren’t watching last night then.

    I’ve rarely seen Rodgers take such a beating. Atlanta hit him throughout.

  49. They get away with those shenanigans at Lambeau, so I can understand the confusion that the league may have a different standard in the other 31 stadiums. Sometimes, anyway. The stammering disbelief on Rodgers’ face was priceless, as were some of the crushing shots McCarthy left him in there to take.

    In fairness, I thought the Falcons ran a pick just before halftime on their TD and that went uncalled.

  50. Packers have every right to be upset, just as the Seahawks did last week with the no-call PI in the end zone. As a Packer fan, I don’t believe either of those calls changed the outcome of those games, but I think it would have made each of those games a little closer and a little more fair. I can only imagine how hard it must be to be an official in this league. I just hope each week they continue to work towards consistency. Props to Atlanta, they played a great game.

  51. I’m surprised at all the discussion about the bad officiating. It used to be that comments on the officiating would be squelched. Fans are starting to see the light. I know I’ve been pointing out the NFL officiating bias for years.
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    I’m not surprised at all.

    Packer Nation has delusions of granduer and blaming the offciating is easier than coming to grips with the fact that poor coaching and terrible defense is going to keep them out of the Super Bowl again.

  52. masonjs says:
    September 18, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Yet another case of the refs screwing up a potential scoring drive. Ignore that call and we would have had a close game last night.
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    You could fill a catalog with all the Green Bay scoring drives that were kept alive by phantom calls over the years. Practically every game has GB as the recipient of a gift penalty or two that leads to a score. Hilarious. Get over it.

  53. I was seriously worried about MM having a heart attack or a stroke after that call. On the other hand, I’d be less worried about the refs or patting myself for taking a loss with grace than the Pack’s injuries to key players.

  54. McCarthy is simply upset that the refs did not do their PACKER DUTY to throw out cornerbacks for not throwing punches. No punches were thrown yesterday and that means that cornerbacks should have been kicked out. I completely understand McCarthy’s complaining. Huge error by the refs. Don’t worry, the league will discipline all officials this week and get them back on track next week to fulfill their PACKER DUTY.

  55. mnvikes1961 says:
    September 18, 2017 at 11:26 am

    masonjs says:
    September 18, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Yet another case of the refs screwing up a potential scoring drive. Ignore that call and we would have had a close game last night.
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    You could fill a catalog with all the Green Bay scoring drives that were kept alive by phantom calls over the years. Practically every game has GB as the recipient of a gift penalty or two that leads to a score. Hilarious. Get over it.
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    Good thing Tracy Porter’s pick of Favre didn’t called back on a bad call. I mean, that was a thing of beauty, LOL.

  56. It was a horrible call from the back judge – that particular play is the side judge’s call – but whatever, the game goes on. My guess is that McCarthy blew the gasket when Atlanta ran the same play for a touchdown 3 plays later…Austin Hooper set the pick for Atlanta, and there was no call. If I was McCarthy, I’d be pissed, too. Then, the same official who called it on Bennett previously, and who ate the flag on Hooper, threw it again on Allison, wiping out a touchdown.

    The reality is that all three of those inconsistent calls were brutal, but would not have changed the outcome of that game. If if GB was completely healthy, Atlanta wins by 2 TDs.

  57. Now you can understand when little petty fouls are called when Rodgers points out a 12th man running off the field and gets flagged,
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    Yes I do understand why they’re called: Because it’s against the rules to have 12 men on the field.

  58. You crybabies who think every Packers win is because of the refs obviously didn’t watch the 12 games they won last year. Or the 11 games they won in 2015. Or the 13 games they won in 2014. Or the 8 games they won in 2013. Or the 12 games they won in 2012. Or the 15 games they won in 2011. Or the 14 games and SB they won in 2010. Or the 11 games they won in 2009.

  59. It was a poor call. The “interference” occurred at the line of scrimmage (zone one yard on each side of the ball). Even if the contact was intentional it would have been legal. Having said that, GB gets so many calls that go their way, it’s hard to shed any tears for them.

  60. Wow, I suggest every play being challengable and %53 of you vote it DOWN? I guess you’re enjoying your team getting hosed by the refs constantly. Dumbest fans ever.

  61. Last year the Packers started the season in a close game against the Jaguars. That game was well-documented by all kinds of sports outlets. They all told the same story of how there were no less than 16 bad calls, all of them against the Jaguars. Of course, without that game, the Packers wouldn’t have made the post season.

    Same thing with a game in Minnesota in 2010. That year, without that screwed up game, they wouldn’t have made the playoffs either, meaning no SB.

  62. They don’t need to allow reviews of officiating calls. Just make it transparent by allowing the public to see the NFL official records where bad calls were made. Then the bias will end and it will be fair.

  63. The Packers have “caught” 12 men on the field all right. But quite often they don’t set for the 1 full second required by rule, yet I never see them get called for it.

  64. The Packers also lost to the Bears at CHI in the 2010 regular season after a questionable PI call wiped out an INT that would’ve ended what turned into the winning drive.

    They lost to the Redskins after Rodgers took an uncalled roughing the passer foul that should’ve erased an INT in OT.

    They lost to the Falcons in the regular season after Tony Gonzalez was incorrectly given a 4th down catch on the winning drive back in ATL territory.

    But keep cherry picking the calls that were in favor of GB and ignoring the ones against them if that’s what makes you feel better.

  65. The Packers weren’t the recipient of a questionable call in some of their games. There were

    !!!16!!!!

    bad calls against the Jaguars last year.

    In 2010, there were mistakes on !!!!4!!!! TDs (@ Vikings), all of them favored the Packers who won by 4 points.

    So we aren’t talking about some minor nit-pick like the Packer people would want us to believe.

  66. What about the Freeman TD where he shot the ball like a basketball through his teammate’s arms and didn’t get a flag like he should have for a group celebration? Did the Packers get every call then?

  67. ….Fail Mary? A lot of you guys are speaking out of dislike of a team,instead of thinking of it as “how would I react?” If it was your team, you would be upset too. Hence why so many Seattle fans are commenting on this. That is fine to be upset over a call, and a coach should care that much about a blown call. That is all part of the game to tell the refs they were wrong so that it does not happen again. Either way there is always blown calls… and packers lose no matter what in that game, Julio could not be stopped.

  68. usdcoyotesfan says:
    September 18, 2017 at 4:20 pm
    The Packers also lost to the Bears at CHI in the 2010 regular season after a questionable PI call wiped out an INT that would’ve ended what turned into the winning drive.

    They lost to the Redskins after Rodgers took an uncalled roughing the passer foul that should’ve erased an INT in OT.

    They lost to the Falcons in the regular season after Tony Gonzalez was incorrectly given a 4th down catch on the winning drive back in ATL territory.

    But keep cherry picking the calls that were in favor of GB and ignoring the ones against them if that’s what makes you feel better.

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    Look at that, in 2 weeks you were able to find 6 (possibly) bad calls against the Packers in the last 50+ years. I guess the refs do hate the Packers, that’s more than a 1 bad call per decade average. GB commonly has several bad calls go their way most games, that’s why only Packer homers don’t see it, but it seems the majority of fans of the other 31 franchises do.

  69. Zebras are like boys in blue in MLB, you have to win the game not complain about the calls //// like 12 men which AROD should have the penalty named after him/, do you just look for penalties?

  70. Everyone talks about the Packers were missing two tackles, Jordy, Cobb, Daniels etc…. Well the Falcons lost a starting tackle and this was the second ever start for another. We had to deal with it! Then we lost Vick and Upshaw and had to deal with that. You don’t hear us complaining and crying!! Part of building a team is providing depth for potential injuries and the packers haven’t done very good in that respect. You win as a team and lose as a team. Usually the team with the most depth is the better team. I just don’t get why the national media let the Packers use injuries as an excuse. I can understand being banged up in NFC championship but week 2? Third loss in a row!! I think it’s safe to say they aren’t on our level!! #RiseUp#DefendTheBenz

  71. The pick play needs to be enforced every time. If an OC can’t diagram plays better than that to get open they need to find a new job. The Pats got away with at least one Sunday. I just saw the highlights.

  72. There is way too much being made of this. EVERY team benefits and gets screwed equally over the course of a season, and no referee is going to call a game perfectly. Isolating one team over any other is asinine.

    If you don’t accept this as fact then you’re either dumb as a rock or a homer or a hater. Three choices.

  73. Part of building a team is providing depth for potential injuries and the packers haven’t done very good in that respect. You win as a team and lose as a team. Usually the team with the most depth is the better team. I just don’t get why the national media let the Packers use injuries as an excuse. I can understand being banged up in NFC championship but week 2? Third loss in a row!! I think it’s safe to say they aren’t on our level!!
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    This is probably the thinnest the Packers have been since Thompson took over.

    They have NOT drafted well the last few years. The defense is a mess. And either the scheme or personnel is bad beacuse they line up and continually are overmatched.

    .. Atlanta does appear to be the team to beat again. Green Bay is simply not in their class. Carolina looks good, but they’ve played bottom feeders. I’ll reserve judgement on Seattle. Theid D is monsterous, but their O is a wreck.

    Enjoy it! Its a nice view from the top.

  74. lukeshow says:
    September 19, 2017 at 1:38 pm
    Stellar — they keep records of this stuff you know…
    /////////////////////////////////////////

    So show us. Show us how universally unbalanced calls have been in favor of the Packers for the last five years.

    Or, stand in front of a mirror and choose……rock, homer, or hater.

  75. The Eagles defender who held Jim Taylor to the ground until the Packers didn’t have time to line up and run another play, and he wasn’t penalized. The Jerry Rice fumble that inexplicably wasn’t. The uncalled face mask by the Cardinals. The Fail Mary. The Darren Sproles fumble that inexplicably wasn’t.

    The Packers have their share of calls go both ways just like every other team. It’s not a conspiracy like these MIN homers want us to believe.

  76. stellarperformance says:
    September 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    lukeshow says:
    September 19, 2017 at 1:38 pm
    Stellar — they keep records of this stuff you know…
    /////////////////////////////////////////

    So show us. Show us how universally unbalanced calls have been in favor of the Packers for the last five years.

    Or, stand in front of a mirror and choose……rock, homer, or hater.

    —————

    Rank Team Plays Rank Against Accepted Count Accepted Yards Rank For Beneficiary Count Beneficiary Yards Yard Differential
    1 Denver 1566 9 85 816 31 64 478 -338
    2 Atlanta 1567 17 75 762 27 68 468 -294
    3 Buffalo 1552 2 104 943 13 79 650 -293
    4 Baltimore 1594 8 85 801 22 72 523 -278
    5 Tampa Bay 1548 1 109 894 25 70 616 -278
    6 New Orleans 1592 4 92 800 19 76 541 -259
    7 Seattle 1531 10 81 717 32 61 468 -249
    8 Cleveland 1563 7 85 758 14 79 630 -128
    9 Oakland 1597 3 92 736 26 69 623 -113
    10 Carolina 1618 25 71 579 29 67 532 -47
    11 Detroit 1568 28 69 593 30 66 574 -19
    12 Chicago 1530 21 74 679 23 72 669 -10
    13 Dallas 1472 11 80 619 15 78 615 -4
    14 N.Y. Jets 1618 30 65 565 28 68 581 16
    15 New England 1615 19 74 701 10 81 719 18
    16 St. Louis 1512 5 89 705 21 75 723 18
    17 San Diego 1539 13 79 654 16 78 677 23
    18 San Francisco 1519 23 73 510 24 72 556 46
    19 Cincinnati 1550 12 79 673 8 84 721 48
    20 Minnesota 1525 31 65 585 20 76 639 54
    21 Houston 1649 18 74 654 7 86 713 59
    22 Washington 1525 24 72 596 17 77 661 65
    23 Kansas City 1557 29 69 594 18 77 667 73
    24 Miami 1589 6 89 721 4 93 795 74
    25 Jacksonville 1620 20 74 649 9 83 728 79
    26 Arizona 1570 26 70 594 11 80 718 124
    27 N.Y. Giants 1624 16 75 587 5 88 784 197
    28 Tennessee 1481 22 73 589 6 88 807 218
    29 Pittsburgh 1537 32 64 605 12 80 847 242
    30 Philadelphia 1676 14 75 573 3 94 828 255
    31 Indianapolis 1647 15 75 591 1 103 922 331
    32 Green Bay 1538 27 70 536 2 102 906 370

  77. I know it’s hard for you to comprehend.

    Packers get the most favorable calls. A plus 370. Next is Indy at plus 331. Denver gets the most unfavorable at -338

  78. If you truly, honestly believe after Packer games being called by dozens of different referees, in dozens of different cities, over many many years, the NFL literally requires and dictates the Packers MUST benefit from discretionary play-calling, I’m afraid I will have to label you “dumb as a rock.”

  79. Show me purposefully called BAD CALLS, as directed specifically by the NFL, that have directly benefitted the Packers. That’s the contention, not the normal stuff.

    If you’re going to show me all the calls and you’re complaining about it, that’s not preferential treatment. That’s called sour grapes.

  80. It’s actually pretty easy to comprehend: The Packers are so favored in penalty yards because they are the most disciplined team in the league.

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