Packers’ Aaron Rodgers expresses frustration toward Matt LaFleur after questionable late-game play call


The Packers secured a much-needed win against the Dallas Cowboys, as the 31-28 overtime win saw the club lose in five games. While Aaron Rodgers was able to move the offense across the field to set up the winning field goal in overtime, this win didn’t come without the quarterback briefly butting heads with coach Matt LaFleur.

With less than two minutes left in regulation, the Packers defense were able to force a three-and-out through the Cowboys and their offense gave the ball back to their own 33-yard line with a chance. to win the game. After two running plays brought them to a third-and-1 situation at their 42-yard line, Green Bay called a timeout and LaFleur went on to call a pass play, which became incomplete.

After that game saw Rodgers express his frustration to LaFleur over his decision to pass football rather than lead it. If they’d kept the ball on the ground, they probably would’ve had a better chance of not only moving the chains, but it wouldn’t have stopped the clock, giving Dallas time to potentially get on the field and make it ahead. to win oneself.

“I felt like we were about 30 yards from the end of the game in the rules,” Rodgers said after the game via, “and also felt like it was 2 minutes, so I went to call those And I was in a pretty good rhythm Obviously I didn’t have many tries tonight, but I felt like I was in a pretty good rhythm I felt like I was throwing the ball almost exactly where I wanted tonight, and I wanted a chance to win the match.”

While Rodgers’ displeasure with that play-call was evident in that clip, immediately afterward, he and LaFleur were seen working on play-calls together on the sidelines and it seemed like neither of them had too much of a grudge.

“They had three timeouts and I knew we needed about 100 feet to potentially get into the field target range,” said LaFleur. “So we called these run-pass cans, and if we could find the pass, we’d call the pass. We ran it down first, then second down, then third down they played. We tried again to play a shot, another run pass, and it didn’t work – at least at the time, but of course it worked, for us to come out on top.

“When we get into those situations, we give Aaron the freedom to run the show. And I’d typically say he’s doing such a great job with it. So, you know, hindsight is 20-20, but that was totally The decision didn’t prove fatal either, as the Cowboys only managed 19 yards to secure possession before the end of the regulation.

In overtime, the Green Bay defense halted the attack in Dallas after Mike McCarthy himself made a questionable decision by choosing to keep his charge on the field and go for it with a fourth and three try from the 35-yard line of the packers. Dak Prescott’s pass fell incomplete, the Packers gained possession and Rodgers led the charge 55 yards into the field to set up Mason Crosby’s winning field goal.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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