The Minnesota Vikings open as 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: Mike Zimmer on whether he has a decision to make at kicker: Rick Spielman and I will sit down tomorrow and we'll talk about it.
My job is to evaluate everything that happened today whether it was the running game, the defense or the passing game or the kicking game. We're going to evaluate all of it. Daniel Carlson on whether he's worried about his job security: It is what it is.
I sure hope not. I want to be able to prove to my teammates and these guys here that I can help them. We have a long season ahead and hopefully lots of big wins and big kicks hopefully in my future. Daniel Carlson addresses his three missed field goals: I let my team down.
Credit to them because they fought back time and time again. They gave me opportunities. It is disappointing for me personally. The team fought so hard. We expect to win that and I expect to make those kicks to win the game for the team. That last one was probably more just confidence after missing twice early.
That shorter one I should never miss like that. Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime, including one from 35 yards as time expired, and the Minnesota Vikings had to settle for a tie with the Green Bay Packers after rallying from a late point deficit on Sunday.
Rodgers' average time to throw today is 2. The interior D-Line pressure that pushed the pocket and allowed Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter to wreck havoc in Week 1 hasn't been able to generate much against Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay's offensive line has allowed Rodgers ample time to make plays from the pocket, and a big, bulky knee brace doesn't appear to be inhibiting Rodgers from scrambling.
Special teams blunders for Minnesota cost the Vikings 10 points in the first half. After an early blocked punt, Mike Hughes made up for the special teams blunder with a 46 yard kickoff return that set up the Vikings to go 57 yards in eight plays resulting in a yard touchdown reception for Laquon Treadwell.
Nick Foles and the Eagles are setting up for a showdown with the Patriots in Super Bowl 52, and they made a statement en route. The defense was dominant, holding the dynamic Vikings to a sole, first-quarter score. Foles had the game of his life, throwing for yards and three touchdowns in a Eagles rout of the Vikings.
Jay Ajayi is met in the backfield, but bounces it out for a yard gain. Just about 10 minutes left in this one, and it's all but over. Vikings getting the ball back, but it's Eagles. Things are getting chippy in Philly. Some fights, personal fouls exchanged. Vikings get the ball back, 14 minutes left in the game. Foles and the Eagles are about to score again, but the mercy of the end of the third is prolonging the Vikings' suffering.
Two minutes left on the clock in the third quarter and Foles has eclipsed yards passing. He looks sharp, to say the least. Zach Ertz has 82 yards on the night no, and the Eagles O can't be stopped. It looked like Adam Thielen made a heck of a grab in the end zone, but the ball clearly hit off the ground before he secured it.
This is going to be Eagles' ball inside their own yard line. Keenum connects with Jarius Wright down the sideline but Wright can't keep his feet in. Minnesota threatening, midway through the third. Game isn't over, but the Vikings need something to get going and fast. Getting late early in Philly. Foles connects with Torrey Smith for a yard TD toss. Jake Elliott puts a yarder through the uprights with time expiring in the half.