McCarthy's challenge didn't hurt his team the way Schwartz's did

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 31, 2012 - 1:28 AM
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alextheturkDec. 30, 1211:23 PM

How can the rule be one way for the Lions but different for the Packers. Preferial treatment absolutely! How could they rule that Jones was clearly in the endzone and overrule the play. How can the Packer receivers start blocking before a receiver catches the ball (several times). They league has has review these plays and inform the refs before next week.

callmestupidDec. 31, 12 5:44 AM

Double standard on that rule and a stupid rule at that, but if you are going to uphold a rule on one team and bend it for another, it doesn't look good at all. The roughing the flopper call was pretty week too, all of this happening at home.... Can't wait to see what bad calls in Lamblow they hand out.... Maybe they can grandfather some other unfair advantage in

nstars16Dec. 31, 12 7:03 AM

Wow, good thing the Vikings won the game as the referees did everything possible to hand Green Bay the game in the 2nd half. I have a question hopefully someone can answer: If can use replay to determine calls, why could they not view a replay of when McChubby threw the challenge flag? It looked like it was instantly at the same time the play ended, and your telling me that they buzzed the referee, before he threw the red flag? Come on ??? The league has done everything possible to "Even Up" the botched Hail Mary call in the Packers-Seattle game. If the Vikings had lost the game, this call would rank right up there in Vikings history with Drew Pearson pushing Nate Wright in 1975.

HalTCDec. 31, 12 7:39 AM

It is a sign of an improving team when it can overcome officiating malfeasance and still pull out a victory. What has happened to HONEST officiating in professional sports?

sthiewes2Dec. 31, 12 7:41 AM

A big no call was the hit on Simpson in the end zone helmet to helmet that almost knocked Simpson out - right in front of the backfield ref -

larrymickDec. 31, 12 8:14 AM

sthiewews2 - agree. There should have been illegal contact at the very least on that play.

muffy999Dec. 31, 1210:39 AM

What a bunch of idiots. Did you not read the story? It is because McCarthy threw the flag AFTER they had decided to review the play, not before. Get the rules straight. Also, that interception wasn't one. You got a touchdown off a play that was called totally wrong by the refs. Your ignorance and stupidity are showing Vikings fans. No wonder Vikings fans are known for being some of the dumbest!

guitarmnDec. 31, 1210:49 AM

The Packers are the whiniest team in the league, bar none. And about getting the call right, it may have not been a fumble, but it sure as heck wasn't a touchdown either, unless the plain of the goal line starts at the front of the line now. The ball never entered the end zone.

klmoonDec. 31, 1210:57 AM

I agree guitarmn,that was not a touchdown on that play. His knee was down before the ball crossed the goalline.

voner26Dec. 31, 1211:51 AM

It was funny when Nelson picked up the flag for his coach and tried to hide it from the officials. He acted giddy and chuckled all the way to the coach. The officials should have given him a unsportsman like penalty for attempting to cheat or deceive the officials. The league has to get serious about receivers blocking before the pass is thrown which the Pack continually violate on the outside passes. Some of them are blatant and resulted in first downs.


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