Kevin King insists he never touched punt ruled a fumble

AP

Reporters asked Packers cornerback Kevin King five times whether he was sure a punt didn’t hit him. He had the same answer five times:

“It didn’t hit me,” King said.

“It didn’t hit me,” King said.

“It didn’t hit me,” King said.

“It didn’t hit me,” King said.

“It didn’t hit me,” King said.

Officials ruled otherwise.

Early in the first quarter, Sam Martin punted the ball 39 yards to the Green Bay 13. Officials ruled King muffed it, and Jamal Agnew recovered at the 1-yard line.

The turnover automatically went to review, and the ruling on the field stood.

The Lions scored on the next play to take a 7-0 lead.

King said he thought the Lions were celebrating downing a punt at the 1 and was stunned when he learned it was ruled a fumble.

64 responses to “Kevin King insists he never touched punt ruled a fumble

  1. That was a horrible call on the first Packers possession. The refs gave the Lions 6 points even after reviewing it. Awful.

  2. I dont like the packers because of their annoying fans but they got hosed on that call. You can EASILY see that the ball hit a Lions player & not a packers player. I can see that, why can’t the paid professionals see it. That is ridiculous!

  3. All camera review angles shown indicated it hit a Lions player first. Bad call, bad booth review, bad officiating in 2018. While I do not envy the job of a Ref, this was a simple clear call that was missed. The booth review committee should be fined just as players are for bad decisions.

  4. I’m not gonna say that was why the game was lost (everybody knows that was primarily Crosby’s fault).

    But that call just set the tone for the whole game. I think every Packer fan knew it was going to be a long game after the refs doubled down on that call.

  5. If the Lions had thought it hit King, they would have taken the ball right into the end zone. Even the guy who pushed King near the ball wasn’t doing or saying anything, because he knew the ball went off him. Another amazingly bad call.

  6. Can the Packers ever lose a football game without their fans crying about the refs?

    The ball clearly hits King in the back.

    They should be taking Crosby to task and that offense for settling for FGs instead of blaming the refs.

  7. Not a Packer fan. At all. But frankly another bad call by the stripes. Personally I am getting used to them.Anyone who looks at teams or players in the 2000s need to recognize the game ain’t what it used to be. Good QBs used to get touched by defenses. DBs used to be able to defend. Roughing…someone had to get broken. Refs, bad rules, primadonna players? Not the league I grew up with.

  8. It was an obvious bad call and it’s inexcusable that it wasn’t overturned on the replay review.
    What is the point of even having replay if it doesn’t correct bad calls like this?

    Regardless, Green Bay didn’t lose the game because of it.
    They were simply outplayed yesterday (Thoroughly) and once again, congrats to Lion fans.

    But, I still find it odd that some fans are so bitter and angry, they simply can’t see what’s right in front of them and painfully obvious to every other impartial observers.

  9. I don’t hate the Vikings, I just hate their fans… says:
    October 8, 2018 at 4:38 pm
    I’m not gonna say that was why the game was lost (everybody knows that was primarily Crosby’s fault).

    But that call just set the tone for the whole game. I think every Packer fan knew it was going to be a long game after the refs doubled down on that call.
    ——————————————————————————————
    Look on the bright side you have a highly successful coach, highly successful kicker, and your 2-2-1 imagine the record if they weren’t highly successful!!!!!

  10. The Packers are still the team to beat in the North Division. They’ll be just fine. Don’t kid yourselves.

  11. “They were simply outplayed yesterday(Thoroughly)”

    =============

    Total yards:

    Green Bay- 521

    Lions- 264

    First downs:

    Green Bay- 30

    Lions- 18

    Let’s take the bad call on the punt out of the equation.

    Aaron said himself he “handed the Lions 10 pts” with his 2 fumbles. Then you had Mason missing on 13 pts.

    The Packers lost the game and deserved to, but they were not “simply thoroughly outplayed”

  12. Teams tend to roll up a lot of yards and first downs once they get down by three scores. The game was effectively over at 31-13, so the Lions were only interested in running the clock out and preventing quick touchdowns. Losers look at garbage time yards and decide the game was closer than it really was.

  13. Nothing in the replay changed the fact that the ball deflected from near King’s back. While it’s possible a defender’s white gloved hand could’ve been there. Not enough evidence to change the call on the field. GB whiners, of all teams should EVER gripe about phantom calls when playing against the Lions.

  14. stellar says:
    The Packers are still the team to beat in the North Division.
    —————————-
    Bottom of the division, smoked by the lions, tied the Vikings, dropped int away from losing to start-up Bears. Delusional.

  15. cheeseisfattening says:
    October 8, 2018 at 5:11 pm
    Can the Packers ever lose a football game without their fans crying about the refs?

    The ball clearly hits King in the back.
    _________________

    No it didn’t, it hit the Lions player in the forearm wrist area. Its not too hard to see… and even easier to find if you look for it… but whatever, we know you will say whatever you want regardless of how much fact or research you put into it.

  16. wiscoregon2:
    Maybe the Packers can wave a yellow towel every time a supposed call goes against them? Kind of like that fake “terrible towel” that the Steeler fans wave.

  17. freefromwhatyouare says:
    October 8, 2018 at 5:59 pm
    “They were simply outplayed yesterday(Thoroughly)”

    =============

    Total yards:

    Green Bay- 521

    Lions- 264

    First downs:

    Green Bay- 30

    Lions- 18

    Let’s take the bad call on the punt out of the equation.

    Aaron said himself he “handed the Lions 10 pts” with his 2 fumbles. Then you had Mason missing on 13 pts.

    The Packers lost the game and deserved to, but they were not “simply thoroughly outplayed”
    _________________

    First downs and total yards look pretty on a stat sheet, but I’ll take ball security and red zone production when it comes to outplaying somebody.
    These things are crucial when it comes to winning and losing in today’s NFL, especially when the margin between the two has become so thin.

    And look, I completely understand the angst and bitterness when it comes to the Barney fans on this site.
    Your team’s been slapped around for the better part of 57 straight years without a Damn thing to show for it.
    But, for the couple of sad Steeler fans on here still angry about a lost Super Bowl almost 8 years ago, just let it go.
    It’s time to move on.
    Everybody else has. 😉

  18. Packers fan here. I’ll say it was a close call, and I won’t fault the red – it happens fast, and again, it was a close call. King needs to learn he can’t be there. If he’s not there, this never becomes an issue in the first place. If GB was even close in this game, this is a bigger issue to look at, but this was one of the worst overall performances I have seen in a long time. Hopefully they can get rolling here soon.

  19. I watched that replay a dozen times and couldn’t tell who it hit first. But every Packer fan “knows” it was a bad call. Sure sure. Impossible to overturn the call on the field.

  20. It was not obvious that the Lions player touched the ball. If it was the video would’ve shown that and it would’ve been overturned. The call on the field of stood if they would’ve called it the other way and the Lions challenged.

    The Packers lost because because Rodgers fumbled twice, Crosby missed kicks, and the lions played error free football. Great win for the Lions.

  21. Packers lost. They deserved to lose. Self inflicted wounds that they couldn’t survive. The Lions deserved to win.

    Saying the Packers “simply got thoroughly outplayed” just is not a accurate assessment of the game though.

    All I was saying👌

  22. I see a lot more good than bad on this Packer team, and the Crosby meltdown will become a rallying point. All of a sudden, everybody’s healthy and getting to know each other, getting in-sync with each other. Strengths. Weaknesses.

    Then watch them walk away with the division.

  23. stellarperformance
    Oct 8, 2018, 7:33 PM CDT
    I see a lot more good than bad on this Packer team, and the Crosby meltdown will become a rallying point
    ////////////
    Can’t finish drives.
    WR’s injured.
    No running game, again.
    Defense mediocre.
    QB has no pocket awareness because he can’t move like he’s used to.
    Kicker is suddenly a mess.
    2-2-1 and tied for second in division.

    You’re in complete denial.

  24. conormacleod says:
    October 8, 2018 at 9:29 pm
    You’re in complete denial.
    //////////////////////////

    Am I? With 1/3 of the season gone? and including having a hobbled Rodgers? and the Packers still sit at #10 offense and #5 defense?

    I don’t think I am.

  25. conormacleod says:
    October 8, 2018 at 9:29 pm
    stellarperformance
    Oct 8, 2018, 7:33 PM CDT
    I see a lot more good than bad on this Packer team, and the Crosby meltdown will become a rallying point
    ////////////
    Can’t finish drives.
    WR’s injured.
    No running game, again.
    Defense mediocre.
    QB has no pocket awareness because he can’t move like he’s used to.
    Kicker is suddenly a mess.
    2-2-1 and tied for second in division.

    You’re in complete denial.
    _____________________

    With the exception of the injured WRs, it sounds like you’re describing the Minnesota Vikings down to a tee.

  26. stellarperformance
    Oct 8, 2018, 7:33 PM CDT

    Then watch them walk away with the division.
    ////////////
    Exhibit A of your denial. Yes, you’re in denial. Nobody is walking away with this division.

  27. bringbackwayne says:
    October 8, 2018 at 8:30 pm
    It was not obvious that the Lions player touched the ball. If it was the video would’ve shown that and it would’ve been overturned. The call on the field of stood if they would’ve called it the other way and the Lions challenged.
    ____________

    The refs were clueless, on this play,They totally messed it up, they CLEARLY didn’t see what happened, and if you disagree go look at the 90 second delay and conference before making a call, which likely went lets call it a turnover and get bailed out by replay… they messed it up and while GB didn’t play great. It went from 1st down GB at the 14 to Det ball at the 1.

    Just cuz a play is reviewed doesn’t mean the right call was made, its not the first, won’t be the last.

  28. I’m surprised Crosby still has a job. He blew 10 points and handed the game to the Lions. Put those on the board and it completely changes the game. It’s almost like someone whispered in his ear that he better miss kicks, or else. Not saying that’s what happened, but he played so poorly that something was very, very wrong.

  29. Bottom line, two mistakes by Packers special team on one play. King should not be there and Williams is supposed to field balls that close to the goal. Packers poorly prepared for another game.

  30. stellarperformance says:

    Am I? With 1/3 of the season gone? and including having a hobbled Rodgers? and the Packers still sit at #10 offense and #5 defense?

    I don’t think I am.

    stellarperformance
    Oct 8, 2018, 7:33 PM CDT

    Then watch them walk away with the division.
    ###

    You’ve played a relatively soft schedule (based on what even you predicted before the start of the season).

    You expected/predicted easy wins over Bears, Vikings, Redskins, Bills and the Lions. You barely beat the Bears at home, tied the Vikings at home and lost the Redskins and the Lions.

    I’m not so sure you beat the Bears at Soldier Field. Likewise at US Bank. Will the Packers be playing for anything when the Lions come to Lambeau?

    I think your false bravado of the Packers walking away with the division is actually hiding your fear of missing the playoffs again.

  31. conormacleod says:

    October 8, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    I watched that replay a dozen times and couldn’t tell who it hit first. But every Packer fan “knows” it was a bad call. Sure sure. Impossible to overturn the call on the field.
    —————————————–

    What these simpleton packers fans cannot seem to grasp( ho do they not know the rules of replay?) is this:

    The call on the filed was ruled a fumble, there HAS to be irrefutable evidence to overturn it. Just as if it was a called the other way and the Lions challenged it, the call would have stood that way because nobody can tell for sure who it touched 1st. The call on the field determined the outcome of the replay.

    There is absolutely no excuse not to know this rule. The Packers fans are either casual fans of the game or outright inane. I put my $ on the latter.

    For fans of a team that has reaped the rewards of questionable call far more times than it has hurt them, they sure whine a lot when calls go against them every once in awhile.

    This same fan base points fingers at other franchises and say they do that. The hypocrisy of the Packers fan base know no bounds. It is part of the reason they are so hateable.

  32. No one is even talking/thinking about the call on the punt.

    Just because Charean Williams posts a article about it doesn’t mean it is in the minds of Packers fans.

    I’ve said like 3 times in this thread that the Packers beat themselves in this game. Saying the Packers beat themselves is not discounting Detroits win. It is stating a fact.

    The Packers did not punt in the game. The Packers D held the Lions offense to 264 total yards. Tell me how many times a defense holds a team under 270 total yards and the offense doesn’t punt the whole game and still loses? I promise you it is not many.

    Why are Vikings fans here obsessing on Green Bay? There is a parade in the Twin Cities today for being 2-2-1 and having the same record as Green Bay after 5 weeks. Stop celebrating your huge accomplishment here in a Packers thread and go celebrate at your parade.

  33. The Packers have had more than their fair share of unusual bad luck in a very short period of time. It happens. It won’t be sustained. This is a team that is running on seven cylinders right now, had been running on five, and will soon have the pedal to the metal. Stay out of the way.

  34. gtodriver says:
    October 9, 2018 at 8:09 am
    I think your false bravado of the Packers walking away with the division is actually hiding your fear of missing the playoffs again.
    /////////////////////////////////

    Maybe you need to write this down so you don’t forget, again.

    I fear nothing when it comes to the Packers. I have no expectations. I enjoy following them as-is. The joy and satisfaction they’ve given me over many years as a fan is enough to last a lifetime. If they never win anything substantive ever again, I’m good. How many fans of how many teams can say that?

    Our memories of the past are your dreams for the future. Don’t ever forget it.

  35. cheeseisfattening says:
    October 9, 2018 at 11:43 am
    Maybe you need to write this down so you don’t forget, again.
    —-
    Lord no, nobody needs you repeating yourself even more.
    ///////////////////////////////////

    That’s the point of writing it down, so I don’t have to repeat myself. Is that concept beyond your grasp?

  36. freefromwhatyouare says: the Packers beat themselves

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    Well, if anyone is going to be an expert on that subject, it would be you…

    Next packer dunce:

    stellarperformance says: Our memories of the past are your dreams for the future. Don’t ever forget it.

    ———————————————–
    Yuck. Your memories and dreams focus soley on a football team? Ugh.

    My memories are on family and friends. My dream are for my kids to grow to be healthy and happy and to have families of their own.

    What is wrong with you that a football team is your sole basis of satisfaction?

    My guess is, if you are anything in real life, like you are on here, your family has disowned you and you have no friends.

  37. billtetley53 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    What is wrong with you that a football team is your sole basis of satisfaction?

    +++++++

    You aren’t very good at reading. Nowhere does he indicate that fond memories of the Packers past is his sole basis of satisfaction.

    Seeing as we are on a football website, it is reasonable to understand “The joy and satisfaction they’ve given me over many years as a fan is enough to last a lifetime. If they never win anything substantive ever again, I’m good.” is limited to football and his experience as a fan.

    But you yip-yapping Purples already know that. Y’all are just so insecure about the size of your trophy case you nit-pik just about anything. billtetley is a great family man everybody, bow down!!!

  38. billtetley53 says:
    October 9, 2018
    Yuck. Your memories and dreams focus soley on a football team? Ugh.
    //////////////////////

    Solely? Not at all. Here are the key words you missed:

    “……as a fan.”

    Please try harder to keep up.

  39. It is truly pathetic seeing this person use multiple screen names.

    All the same IP addresses.

    I guess he likes embarrassing himself.

    Poor guy. It looks like things have still not gotton better for him.

  40. Before you hate, remember we have one playoff win in 61 YEARS and 0-16 season in the books… says:

    October 8, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    After 61 years of misery and utter failure, the Lions need all the help they can get.

    LoLions!!!!
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    Get a Life.

  41. This just in!

    “The Green Bay Packers have announced they have a limited amount of standing-room-only tickets available for the remaining games at Lambeau Field this season, starting with next Monday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers.”

    ……another sold-out season at Lambeau, adding to the longest consecutive sell-out streak in the NFL.

  42. wafflestomp says:
    October 8, 2018 at 5:18 pm
    It was an obvious bad call and it’s inexcusable that it wasn’t overturned on the replay review.
    What is the point of even having replay if it doesn’t correct bad calls like this?

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Officials, replay officials and NFL fans say it was a good call. I understand homerism, that is what is driving your opinion.

  43. Before you hate, remember we have one playoff win in 61 YEARS and 0-16 season in the books… says:
    October 8, 2018 at 7:15 pm
    After 61 years of misery and utter failure, the Lions need all the help they can get.

    LoLions!!!!

    —————————-

    There you are! You seemed to be M.I.A. the past couple of days. Wondering if you were OK or not. LOL

    ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #ONEPRIDE

  44. stellarperformance says:
    October 9, 2018 at 6:06 pm
    This just in!

    “The Green Bay Packers have announced they have a limited amount of standing-room-only tickets available for the remaining games at Lambeau Field this season, starting with next Monday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers.”

    ……another sold-out season at Lambeau, adding to the longest consecutive sell-out streak in the NFL.
    ###

    ?

    Since when has Lambeau Field ever been sold out even for a single game?

    The highest attendance this year was the Viking game and there still were around 3,000 unsold tickets.

  45. Lambeau Field has been sold out for every game since 1959. There are 135,000 on a waiting list and on average it takes 30 years for someone to get tickets.

    If you look up NFL attendance figures you will see about 79 grand a game for Packers games. That is capacity.

    Standing room only brings total capacity to just over 81 thousand. Standing room figures are not included in totals for the stadiums that have it.

    U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota which holds just over 66 thousand is one of the smallest stadiums in the NFL.

  46. stellarperformance says:
    October 9, 2018 at 6:06 pm
    This just in!

    ……another sold-out season at Lambeau, adding to the longest consecutive sell-out streak in the NFL

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Sorry, the Denver Broncos hold the record for last longest consecutive sell outs in the NFL, and still counting. But the Packers have the second longest, yeah packers. Why is this so important to Packer fans?

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