Vikings lose touchdown after review leads to OPI call

AP

As it turns out, having to throw more than 10 passes in a game isn’t a good thing for the Vikings. Especially when one of the few good ones is subject to a closer look.

The Packers are up 21-10 at halftime over the Vikings, and Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins isn’t finding life as easy as a week ago.

Cousins only had to throw 10 passes in their win over the Falcons last week, but he’s already topped that. One of them went to the wrong team, as he was picked off by Packers outside linebacker Preston Smith.

Then, this offseason’s rule change came back to bite them.

When an apparent touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs was automatically reviewed (as all scoring plays are), officials found an offensive pass interference on running back Dalvin Cook which negated the score. That’s the inevitable consequence of being able to review for interference, following last year’s NFC Championship Game fiasco.

Cousins is 4-of-14 for 98 yards with the pick.

On the other hand, Aaron Rodgers is having a much easier time of it, completing 16-of-22 for 151 yards and two touchdowns.

45 responses to “Vikings lose touchdown after review leads to OPI call

  1. At first glance I thought that opi on cook was b.s but on replay he actually interfered with two defenders knocking the safety off his route. Good call.

  2. Mmmmmm, I thought this rule was for erroneous pass interference. This rule is going to kill the game. You can call a penalty on every play.

  3. Mike Zimmer once again failed to get his team ready for an important game and Kirk Cousins looks like he just wants to go home and swim in his cash.

    Better cut Dan Bailey! he missed a kick, and if you kick for mike zimmer and miss a kick, you’re cut.

    So who is the field goal kicker going to be next week?

  4. GB should feel great about the way they started , Vikongs should feel good about clawing there wayback into a game that could have gotten ugly. My biggest issue was not trying that field goal after the INT, to take some of the momentum away from Minn.

  5. Hmm….weird how the didn’t overturn the obvious offensive pass interference (push off) in Antonio Brown’s TD catch. Consistency never has been the NFL’s strong point I guess.

  6. Like i said before today, the packers would get at least 2 calls from the refs to help them. AR is not called for intentional grounding when he has committed it at least once if not 3 times in the first half & the 3 straight calls against the Vikings in the late 2nd quarter, just an obvious jobbing. If we got calls like that regularly we would have Super Bowl wins too.

  7. But no excuses, i still believe we can will win the game, better roster & hopefully KC will heat up but man, 11 against 18 is tough. Go Vikings!

  8. What a garbage call. If you gonna call it, make sure that call is consistent. And it hasn’t.

  9. Patriots have zero penalties in the game against Miami with Antonio Brown s obvious offensive PI not called. Amazing how people like tylaw cry about goodell when they get more favorable calls and protection than any team in the history of sports.

  10. It is hard to win 11 vs 18. I’m glad the packers have been able to overcome the Refs thus far. The only TD the Vikings have mustered was directly caused by an obvious hold. But it’s ok.

  11. I turned the game off early as I refuse to watch such a pathetic officiated game where the calls always go to the privileged nfl children in GB. If it’s not blatant, the nfl just automatically gives the benefit to GB. It’s Bart Starr appreciation day, can’t have the Vikings come in and beat the protected packers. I refuse to ever again watch a Viking/Black Rhino game, or a Black Rhino game period. More protected than the country’s bird. Pathetic what today’s nfl has become.

  12. Patriots have zero penalties in the game against Miami with Antonio Brown s obvious offensive PI not called. Amazing how people like tylaw cry about goodell when they get more favorable calls and protection than any team in the history of sports.

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    Just remember who the Vikings are playing against! Thats why the call when the way it did.

  13. That was a bad call… still should’ve won. Good game GB. Cousins shouldn’t have thrown that pass… and 1st and goal… run the ball! oh well.. on to Oakland.

  14. The better team won, as it should. Vikings had numerous chances to score more than they did. Missed a FG. Missed a PAT. Recovered a couple fumbles.

    Cousins was lucky to only have 2 INTs. Should have been 3 (easy INT dropped). Could have had another in the end zone, went through defender’s hands into Diggs’ hands for the TD. Cousins is not the answer, especially at that price.

  15. After giving up 2 easy tds right away and a third short one the defense buckled down and played a great game. The run game was good too. Kirk Cousins sucks. Should’ve kept Case Keenum.

  16. I drove 2 hours to watch a game and paid $128.00 face value to see a nameless, faceless drone in a booth 1000 miles away play a MAJOR role in the outcome. There hasn’t been a pass play run inside the 10 in the history of football where the exact same thing hasn’t happened.
    A great sport ruined by inept officiating. Flags thrown, picked up. Wrong rules.
    Nice job NFL.

  17. So now Viking fan know how Packer fan felt like last year after a stupid rule change took away a INT that would have sealed the game for the Pack. Dumb rule but oh well your team lost! Wawawawa!

  18. LombardisHouse says:
    September 15, 2019 at 7:38 pm
    So now Viking fan know how Packer fan felt like last year after a stupid rule change took away a INT that would have sealed the game for the Pack. Dumb rule but oh well your team lost! Wawawawa!
    ————————————

    Ohh. I bet you’re talking about the Erin Rodgers rule right?

  19. I don’t know what the Erin Rodgers rule is because I don’t know who Erin Rodgers is. I do know that Aaron Rodgers didn’t ask for the rule to be changed last year but it was because of a over reaction by the NFL. It was a stupid rule that the NFL just like this PI review rule is an over stupid. But it is the the rule for now and your team LOST!
    SKOLOL!

  20. This game was a prime example of the officials getting back at the league for making pass interference a reviewable call. Hopefully the league will drop it after this season. Thanks whinny Sean Payton

  21. It was amazing watching this game and seeing Rodgers not get delay of game several times when the clock wasn’t snapped till after :00 on the play clock.

  22. This was the worst-officiated game I have seen in a LONG time. The refs were clearly favoring the Packers, or are just plain bad at their jobs. You cannot go back and add a flag to a play where no flag was thrown – that was just a garbage excuse to take away a perfectly good touchdown. Let’s see what else…

    A Pack player pushes a Vikings defender backwards on a packer punt, and the Packer gets hit by the ball blocking it from the fair catch. A flag was rightly thrown, and then taken away on review saying the Packer player, WHO WAS PUSHING FORWARD, got blocked into the ball. Tell me again how you are being blocked into something while you are the one pushing forward?

    2 blatantly incorrect offensive pass interference calls one each on Diggs and Thielen. Finger tips touching arms is not a push off. There was zero push off on either one and zero interference by receiver or defender on either play.

    It took everything the refs had to cheat the Vikings in this one. But in the end, it was still Cousins who lost the game for them with his constant turnovers.

  23. LombardisHouse:
    So now Viking fan know how Packer fan felt like last year after a stupid rule change took away a INT that would have sealed the game for the Pack.
    /////////////////
    A rule change that was created because of your scrambling diva QB Rodgers. Karma baby!

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