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2018 Schedule
1-0-1, 1st in NFC North
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Jason Wilde joins Homer and Gabe

Packers reporter Jason Wilde joins Homer and Gabe to discuss the Clay Matthews penalty and where we go from here in regards to tackling NFL quarterbacks.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Favre on his SiriusXM NFL radio show: "I saw a textbook hit. It wasn't late. I saw nothing that, you know, and Clay's [Matthews] had a history of those type of plays. This one was textbook and if you're going to use it as a teaching video, you teach that this is the way we expect you to tackle, and that's the way I saw it. And that's neither being a Clay Matthews or Packer fan, or a Minnesota Viking fan or hater, you know, that was a bad call. And to me, why not be able to review that?"

Golic frustrated by Clay Matthews penalty (1:25)
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NFL: Penalty on Packers' Matthews was correct

An NFL source reiterated Monday in regard to the controversial roughing-the-passer penalty on Clay Matthews that the "technique of grabbing the passer from behind the leg or legs, scooping and pulling in an upward motion, is a foul."

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Barnwell Show: Sando talks Week 2, including Mahomes & Rodgers

Bill and Mike Sando discuss the dynamic start to Patrick Mahomes' season (1:54), the tie between Minnesota-Green Bay as well as Aaron Rodgers' play in it (12:55), Dan Bailey heading to the Vikings (22:24), the Jaguars beating the Patriots (29:32) and which division leaders are showing the most promise (39:08). Plus, will the Earl Thomas situation get resolved soon (59:44)?

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL basically has done exactly what Clay Matthews predicted it would. Said Matthews on Sunday: “The worst part is, we'll probably send it in and you know what they're going to say? They'll find fault on me because they're going to agree with the refs.” So Matthews' hit will forever be deemed illegal no matter what he or the Packers think.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCarthy said he had just as big of an issue with the holding call on Lane Taylor that wiped out Jimmy Graham's touchdown. "I didn't see a hold there," McCarthy said. "But we have to convert on the next set of downs."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCarthy said Clay Matthews "did what he was coached to do" on his roughing the passer penalty. "I think anytime you have a desired result, there's a formula to get the results," McCarthy said. "You've got to make sure you look at all the variables, but I'm not sure the variables are clear right now."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCarthy said Aaron Rodgers is "obviously sore, but that's to be expected. But he's a warrior, what he gave us yesterday was outstanding. I don't have a read on whether he's better this week than last week."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamaal Williams played nearly twice as many snaps (47) as Ty Montgomery (26) and was stellar in pass protection. The return of Aaron Jones this week from his two-game suspension could impact Montgomery's snaps more than Williams' but the Packers need more than the 3.7 yards per carry (16 rushes for 59 yards) Williams had Sunday. Montgomery averaged 6.2 yards although he only carried five times. Here's the offensive snap count breakdown from the 29-29 tie against the Vikings:

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

At this point, the Packers have to be asking themselves if Kevin King will ever stay healthy. He dropped out Sunday because of a groin injury after just 26 snaps. His rookie season ended last year with left shoulder surgery, and then he injured his right shoulder this summer in training camp. Here's the defensive snap count breakdown from the 29-29 tie against the Vikings:

Zimmer jokes Packers should trade Rodgers (0:26)

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Some numbers from ESPN Stats & Information on Aaron Rodgers: Against the blitz: He went 9-of-9 for 87 yards passing when blitzed Sunday. While under duress: He went 6-of-9 for 94 yards and also scrambled twice for 11 yards and 1 first down when pressured (also took 4 sacks). The 6-of-9 (67%) was his best under pressure since 2016 (also went 6-of-9 vs Bears in Week 15). From inside the pocket since his first-half injury in Week 1: 76 percent completion rate for 503 yards and four TDs. Outside the pocket: Through three quarters Rodgers had attempted 26 passes and only two were out of the pocket. With the game in question late Rodgers picked up four more attempts out of the pocket.

Associated Press
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Matthews: Roughing passer flags 'out of control'

Matthews was flagged for a hit on Kirk Cousins, whose deep throw was picked off by rookie Jaire Alexander -- a play that would have given Aaron Rodgers the ball back with 1:37 left and a 29-21 lead.

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Jason Wilde joins Pack Attack

Packers reporter Jason Wilde joins Homer on Pack Attack to discuss the Packers tie with the Vikings and the vibe in the Packers locker room following the game.

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Tom Crabtree joins Pack Attack

Former Packers Tight End Tom Crabtree joins Homer to discuss the Packers 29-29 tie with the Vikings as well as the controversial call in the 4th quarter on Clay Matthews.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

While Aaron Rodgers said a tie feels "close to an L," Packers WR Geronimo Allison was far more blunt. "It sucks. This game is about somebody winning and somebody losing."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers said he expects to keep playing and hopes his knee isn't an issue all season. "But we'll see," Rodgers said. "It could linger."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Referee Tony Corrente said Clay Matthews was penalized because "when he hit the quarterback he lifted him and drove him into the ground." It had nothing to do with the new rules protecting the QB, Corrente said in a pool report. Full pool report to come.

Team Stats

Passing Yards277.011th
Rushing Yards83.5Tied-25th
Points For26.5
Points Against26.023rd

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