NFL admits they screwed the Packers in Washington : Packers Insider

NFL admits they screwed the Packers in Washington

October 15, 2010 by  
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Oct 16, 2010 ~ by Rob Demovsky (& Brian E Murphy)

~A league spokesman said Redskins defensive end Jeremy Jarmon was fined $5,000 for “roughing the passer” during last Sunday’s loss at Washington, saying Jarmon “unnecessarily struck the QB in the head area.”

On that play in overtime, Rodgers threw an interception that helped set up the Redskins’ game-winning field goal. A flag from referee Gene Steratore would have wiped out the interception and given the Packers a first down at their 39-yard line.

Rookie Bryan Bulaga missed a stunt on the play, and the referee missed a penalty on the play. The result was Rodgers misfiring, getting picked off, the Packers losing, and Rodgers getting a concussion on the play.

(Remember, the Packers had a similar interception wiped out late in the Chicago game when the referee did call a penalty on Packers linebacker Frank Zombo, for hitting Cutler in the chin. Zombo was doing a reverse pivot and just happened to turn and meet Cutler’s chin. He also was been held by the Bears offensive lineman. The Redskins player was taking a full, unimpeded run into Rodgers, and hit him helmet to helmet, and landed on him.)

At least the hit won’t end Rodgers’ streak of consecutive games played. He hasn’t missed a start since he took over as the Packers’ starter in 2008. After practicing on Thursday (limited participation) and Friday (full participation), although neither was in full pads, Rodgers was listed as probable for Sunday’s game against Miami at Lambeau Field.

During the portion of practice open to reporters, Rodgers took every snap with the starting offense.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers has passed all the post-concussion tests mandated by the NFL.

“From my perspective, I would say he’s ready to go,” McCarthy said. “But ultimately, it’s a medical decision. Unless there’s any type of setback between now and the game, I anticipate Aaron to play on Sunday.”

Matt Flynn, the only other quarterback on the roster, took all the snaps during Wednesday’s practice, and unless something changes, it doesn’t appear the Packers will promote Graham Harrell from the practice squad.

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