Beautifully timed hit by Bears’ Patterson on Packers punt returner. The hit was clearly after he caught the ball, hit to shoulder. Fumble Packers, Bears recover. 15 yard penalty on Bears for the hit. You just can’t play football anymore, hate what the league has become. I think the league needs to go to live-time fan feedback on penalties, They would have gotten 99.5% “no penalty” on that one. Why do I keep watching this BS.
I just brought this up in the game thread. Its an absolutely disgraceful call.
I’m sick of that shit. I was an NBA junkie. I quit - cold turkey. It would be harder for me to do that with NFL, but I’m getting closer. Something you brought up a couple of months ago, Wes…the difference is, NBA does “reputation calls,” for certain players, while the NFL is clearly assisting teams, based on their uniform. Unreal
The “reputation calls” in the NFL have more to do with teams and occasionally coaches. Its not as player driven as the NBA calls, I agree.
And of course the Packers score after they keep the ball. If someone were able to re-construct an alternate-reality season with totally neutral calls, Green Bay would be a sub-.500 team for sure.
I don’t watch all of the Packer games, but they have definitely been given at least 2 wins, this season.
I just watched a Cowboys DB perfectly stack a receiver down the right sideline. A few weeks ago a DB did the same thing on the right sideline to a Packers receiver. A damn near mirror image play. The DB that did it vs the Packers receiver was called for pass interference. Same play, different result. That’s what is so frustrating to NFL fans, and its 10x more frustrating to fans that have finally caught up to what the league has been doing and realize that there are a few favored franchises who are floating above everyone else and getting the benefit of “bad calls” too often to be coincidence.
Brutal. Certainly think teams getting better calls then others
No doubt that the Packers get way too many calls for it to be coincidental. I don’t believe the league tells its refs to favor the Packers. I think individual referees favor the Packers.
Come on. We’ve been through this before. The Packers are the superior team. They have Rodgers and everyone knows he’s the greatest QB ever. The Pack is supposed to win and it’s the Refs job to see that they do.
What’s so hard to understand?
Another one I’ve noticed is the “free play” thing. Rodgers is absolutely a master at the hard count and free plays are a part of their gameplan and they practice what to do on them. There’s no doubt about it. That being said, its interesting to watch plays where they shut the play down for many other teams…but let Rodgers have a free play in the same situation.
yea I think we had one like that where stafford blew a gasket because they blew the play dead and didn’t need to.
Yep, and that’s not even just a Lions thing. I see it every week with other teams, but they pretty much never blow a play dead for the Packers. It happened again last night in the Steelers/Bills game, so it made me think about it. They stopped a play they wouldn’t have stopped for Rodgers.
Just referring to if fans in general had a say. You’d have bias opinions leaning towards whichever way someone was betting.
It’s disgusting , steering is 100% relevant for certain teams . I truly believe Suh figured this out after the Dallas playoff loss , his last game with us , he was emotional in the post game interview while still in uniform . He knew we were never going to be allowed to win and figured it out after Dallas’s last drive.
well to be frank would Rogers be “that good” IF the refs weren’t gifting them wins 4-5 games per season, instead of them losing those games???
Can’t believe I didn’t see that. Flowers and TJ Lang say the same thing. WTF does it take to stop it?
Cant believe i missed this as well.
What did Flowers and Lang say?
Well, he wouldn’t have gotten the Hail Mary, and he wouldn’t have won in our house this year without them. I know that much.