Packers safety ejected, Patriots up 17-10 at halftime

AP

For a game supposedly all about the quarterbacks, many other players are stealing the spotlight at the moment.

The Patriots just took a 17-10 lead before the half, with wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson rushing for a touchdown in an injury depleted backfield.

Patterson has five carries for 51 yards so far, as the Patriots adjust to the absence of Sony Michel.

But that was just the beginning of the fireworks.

Packers safety Jermaine Whitehead was ejected, after he slapped Patriots center David Andrews across the facemask.

After blocking him on the play, Andrews grabbed a handful of Whitehead’s jersey and the two were jawing at each other. Whitehead reacted with a swat, not a punch by any stretch of the imagination, and relatively flimsy. That may have been why officials didn’t audibly announce that he was thrown out, but he was escorted away to the locker room.

The Packers offense caught a bit of spark just before halftime, with Rodgers leading a 13-play, 79-yard drive. It nearly stalled at the goal line before Rodgers made an incredible individual play, rolling out to the left, buying time and finding Davante Adams in the front of the end zone.

It was the kind of Rodgers play we’re expecting more of, as he plays chess with Tom Brady tonight.

40 responses to “Packers safety ejected, Patriots up 17-10 at halftime

  1. Our Packers safety was ejected, and we fans feel dejected. But we’re not worried. Things can always get worse.

  2. he slapped the guy in the facemask. that crap is not tolerated anymore. he deser ved to get thrown out. garbage player on a garbage team. the only reason the cheesepackers are even relevent is diva boy rodgers. time to fire that fat tub of lard you all call a head coach.

  3. I thought the ejection was not called for, unless he mouthed off the wrong way to the refs I can’t see that merited an ejection.

  4. There is no reason not to announce a player ejection. How do you not announce it?

    Pillow soft call to eject as well.

  5. That was the lamest ejection I have ever seen. There had to be more to it than just that weak slap to the facemask. The ref had his mic off, so the ejection announcement wasn’t broadcast.

    I’m a Pats fan, and despite that, there was no obvious reason to me for that to warrant an ejection. Refs gotta step up their game, we’re seeing too many games decided by suspect officiating.

    Let em play.

  6. The dirty Green Bay Cheese Cheater player hit the New England Cheater player who was not wearing a face shield with an open hand that could have easily blinded the player the way he went across the face mask. This was a dirty and potentially career ending play that should have resulted in his ejection. The fact that the assault was not a fist is not important. The way the hand slid across the victim’s face was significant.

    If you don’t think it is so, put on a helmet and let me do it to you.

  7. As a Packer fan, Whitehead deserved it for losing his cool but shouldn’t have been ejected according to the rules. Not only that, there obviously has been much worse personal fouls more deserving of an ejection than this where the player only received a flag.

  8. Pats Defense is garbage. So expect GB to come back and tie it and take the lead

  9. Whitehead reacted with a swat, not a punch by any stretch of the imagination, and relatively flimsy.
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    That shouldn’t matter. If you intentionally swing at somebody after the whistle you should be ejected even if you miss. Any fight should have the main participants tossed. It doesn’t matter if things get heated or if they are frustrated. Justifying stuff like that as “just football” is lazy

  10. donbat67 says:
    November 4, 2018 at 10:25 pm
    So thats an ejection in Patsyville , Another” Patriot Automatic First Down

    Anything else you would like to CRY about?????

  11. Typical Pats home game with the refs.

    That being said I see positive things for the AFC. The Pats at home have only moved the ball on trick plays against an awful defense. Once again no running game will prevent the Lombardi from being hosted by Brady and crew.

  12. conormacleod says:
    November 4, 2018 at 11:07 pm
    Even by Packer fans standards, that is a lot of whining about the officials.
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    A Vikings’ fan calling a fan of another team out for whining about the officials. Makes sense. Vikings’ fans are the experts at it.

  13. terripet says:
    November 4, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Horrible call that ref should be fired
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    Translation: Anytime the Patriots play you must whine about something.

  14. Also anybody notice any Brady pass over 20 yards has no zip on it.

    Age gets us all eventually.

    Rams, saints, steelers can all run the ball. They would put up 50 easily on this putrid defense. I mean the packers are missing half the freaking team.

  15. eaglesmaina says:
    November 4, 2018 at 11:09 pm
    Typical Pats home game with the refs.

    That being said I see positive things for the AFC. The Pats at home have only moved the ball on trick plays against an awful defense. Once again no running game will prevent the Lombardi from being hosted by Brady and crew.

    Typical CRYBABY

    Total D

    GB D 7th

    Eagles 18th

    So if there D is “away”

    What Davies that say about your sorry eagles

  16. eaglesmaina says:
    November 4, 2018 at 11:17 pm
    Also anybody notice any Brady pass over 20 yards has no zip on it.

    Age gets us all eventually.

    Rams, saints, steelers can all run the ball. They would put up 50 easily on this putrid defense. I mean the packers are missing half the freaking team.

    Do you want to make any more excuses CRYBABY???

    31-17 NE

  17. Hey Flash, your team is done. I’m an eagles fan not a GB fan dope. You know the team that schooled the cheating patriots in the super bowl.

    Your team has the home field refs again. Look those stats up. Can’t touch Brady, bogus call on roughing the punter. 3 trick plays the only offense. It was bound to happen, your team is not as good as their record. Won’t have a playoff win this year.

    Remember who the real champs are chump.

  18. As usual Todgers got his “sissy” penalty for too many men on the field. Do away with that trivial rule.

  19. On Wednesday the NFL will clarify that it was a ridiculous ejection. Totally ridiculous. Vontaze Burfict has been ejected once in his whole career. Hard to imagine what that ref was thinking.

  20. Rule 12. Section 2. Article 12. Part (c):
    striking, swinging at, or clubbing the head, neck, or face of an opponent with the wrist(s), arm(s), elbow(s), or hand(s)

    Penalty: For fouls in (a) through (c): Loss of 15 yards. If any of the fouls is judged by the official(s) to be flagrant, the offender may be disqualified as long as the entire action is observed by the official(s).

  21. Don’t think it was ejection worthy myself, but in this day and age any hit to the head like that is gonna get the ejection treatment. Especially one so obvious and premeditated.

  22. “Do you want to make any more excuses CRYBABY???

    31-17 NE”

    ——

    This, not “jealousy” of your team is why people hate you so much. Grow up.

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