A day later, Packers coach Mike McCarthy wonders what Matthews was supposed to do.
“He did what he was coached to do,” McCarthy said, via Jay Sorgi of WTMJ. “He tries to brace, the weight distribution. . . . [Officials] saw it differently.”
Jaire Alexander intercepted Cousins’ pass with 1:45 remaining in the fourth quarter, which would have allowed Green Bay to escape with a 29-21 victory. Instead, the 15-yard penalty kept the drive alive, and the Vikings scored a touchdown and two-point conversion to send the game to overtime.
Corrente said in a postgame pool report that Matthews had essentially “burped” the quarterback, picking him up and throwing him to the ground.
A league source said the play was correctly officiated, because the technique of grabbing the passer from behind…