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Live blog: Vikings at Packers

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We will be live blogging the calls and rules interpretations from the Vikings-Packers game. (If you see continue reading below, click it to see the entire feed.)

If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section of this post, or tweet us @footballzebras.

Today’s crew is headed by Scott Green. The full crew list is at the bottom of this post.


Sat • 11:55 pm EST • Ben Austro

Packers 24-10, final

Penalties — Vikings: 4 for 30 yards, Packers: 2 for 10. Replays — Packers had a challenge of the ball not breaking the plane of the goal line, which was reversed to a touchdown.

Sat • 11:31 pm EST • Mark Schultz

The Packers put this game away early and it was cruise control in the second half.  Green’s crew called a very smooth game and should be proud of their work.

Sat • 10:50 pm EST • Ben Austro

4th Qtr | 3:49. 1st-and-10 from the 50. Michael Jenkins 50-yard touchdown pass from Joe Webb. Packers 24-10.

Sat • 10:22 pm EST • Ben Austro

End of 3rd Quarter

Sat • 10:15 pm EST • Ben Austro

3rd Qtr | 9:32. Packers 1st-and-goal from the 9. John Kuhn 9-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers. Packers 24-3.

Sat • 10:05 pm EST • Mark Schultz

As the temperature drops in Green Bay, the officials can take comfort that they have the best equipment to keep warm.  The officials from 40 years ago would be jealous

Sat • 9:32 pm EST • Ben Austro


Penalties — Vikings: 3 for 25 yards, Packers: 1 for 5. Replay — Packers challenged (not breaking the plane of the goal) and the call was reversed.

Sat • 9:32 pm EST • Ben Austro

2nd Qtr | :42. Packers 2nd-and-goal on the 3.  John Kuhn 3-yard touchdown run. Packers 17-3.

Sat • 9:15 pm EST • Ben Austro

2nd Qtr | 3:29. 4th-and-goal on the 1. Mason Crosby 20-yard field goal is good. Packers 10-3.

Sat • 8:58 pm EST • Ben Austro

End of 1st Quarter

Sat • 8:54 pm EST • Ben Austro

1st Qtr | :21 | video. Despite communication between the field judge and the side judge, neither could get a look at when the knee was down. After a replay challenge by Packers coach Mike McCarthy, it was determined that DuJuan Harris was not down prior to breaking the plane of the goal, and Green reversed the call. Harris did bobble the ball, but re-secured the ball as his knee was down, giving him the touchdown under either interpretation.

Sat • 8:48 pm EST • Ben Austro

1st Qtr | :21. Packers 1st-and-goal from 9. DuJuan Harris, 9-yard touchdown run. Packers 7-3.

Sat • 8:21 pm EST • Ben Austro

1st Qtr | 9:26. Vikings 4th-and-7 on Packers 15. Blair Walsh 33-yard field goal is good. Vikings 3-0.
      Yr. Crew College Occupation
R 19 Scott Green 22   Delaware president, government support services
U 102 Bruce Stritesky 7 Green Embry Riddle airline pilot
HL 134 Ed Camp 13 Boger William Paterson physical education teacher
LJ 32 Jeff Bergman 21 Triplette Robert Morris president and chief executive officer, medical services
FJ 41 Boris Cheek 17 Green Morgan State director of operations and management
SJ 116 Mike Weatherford 11 Steratore Oklahoma State energy trader
BJ 93 Scott Helverson 10 Green Iowa sales, printing and promotions

1 comment for “Live blog: Vikings at Packers

  1. Eric
    January 6, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    The lack of penalties against GB was horrible. There was pass interference, holding among others. How is it possible every official on the field missed these calls? My guess is that the Packers were supposed to win so lets make it happen. I am disgusted with the horrible officiating I have seen in the NFL all year!! They are truly pathetic!!!!!!