#4 "Rough" go of it: The NFL's new rules emphasis on roughing the passer doubled the amount of such penalties called in Week 1 year-to-year 2017 to 2018. I thought I hit him in his waist, chest. He led the game-tying drive and positioned Minnesota for the win in overtime, only to see Kai Forbath's replacement, Carlson, squander it twice.
And the quarterback gave an update on his injury after battling through a week of treatment to take the field in the first home game of the season.
After the game, Matthews was heated. "Hit him with our shoulder and not fall on him?' I know that's the highest penalty that's been being called is roughing the passer but hopefully they figure this thing out". "But at the same time, I don't know what else to do". But at the same time, I don't know what else to do.
"I didn't mean to rough (Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers) up or anything", Kendricks said. At that point, Alexander's interception - influenced by Matthew's rightful pressure - would've sealed a 2-0 record for Green Bay. "There were times when we felt we should've won it, times when the Packers felt should've won". The hit wasn't late by any stretch of the imagination, wasn't punishable due to the new "full body weight" rule, and was simply a tackle.More news: Samsung Teases Mysterious '4X Fun' Galaxy Event on October 11
"The guy lined up on the outside and he twisted inside and he grabbed our center and pulled him to the ground, which you're not supposed to do", Zimmer said.
The quarterback isn't sure whether he might follow a similar practice plan ahead of next week's game against the Washington Redskins, though he said he expect to play each week.
"It's pretty hard", Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said, per ESPN. "I thought he made some outstanding throws, made good decisions". "You've got a target area the size of a strike zone and then you can't fall on top of them, and then you can't hit them in the knees, and you can't hit them low and you can't hit them in the head so you have to hit them in the strike zone and then you can't fall on them".
Referee Tony Corrente told ESPN that Matthews was penalized for lifting and driving Cousins to the ground.