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Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers Game Review

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The Minnesota Vikings received an apology from the National Football League regarding two botched TD calls in Sunday's game against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.  For Minnesota Vikings' fans, as if watching Brett Favre throw away the ball 3 times wasn't bad enough, we had to watch the referee crew mistake two crucial TD calls.  

The first call came early in the second quarter.  Aaron Rodgers threw a TD pass to Andrew Quarless, a tight end. The catch should have been ruled an incompletion due to Quarless bobbling the ball after landing out of bounds. When catching the ball out of bounds, the NFL has rules that the ball cannot be bobbled whatsoever. Brad Childress, unfortunately did not challenge the call.

Late in the second quarter, after a replay review, the officials overturned the TD by Visanthe Shiancoe.  The play had been challenged by Scott Green.  The officials had determined that Shiancoe did not have full control of the ball before he made a diving catch in the end zone.  The officials reversed their original call and caused the Minnesota Vikings to miss out on 4 points, Ryan Longwell made a field goal for 3 points.

After a poor performance on the officiating crew, the Minnesota Vikings move to 2-4 and the Green Bay Packers improve to 4-3.