While most of the focus following the tie between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers was on the penalty called on Clay Matthews that allowed the purple to extend their game-tying drive Youth Linval Joseph Jersey , on Wednesday our attention was placed on another penalty that could have, ultimately, decided that football game.And, according to one of the guys in the stripes themselves, never should have happened.In the third quarter of the game, Aaron Rodgers completed a pass to Davante Adams for a 16-yard gain that would have resulted in a first down. On the play, Vikings’ safety Andrew Sendejo was flagged for unnecessary roughness against Adams, a call that moved the ball into the red zone and Youth Everson Griffen Jersey , ultimately, set up a field goal for Green Bay. The hit appeared to be a perfectly legal one, but Sendejo was penalized for it.According to Mike Zimmer, per Courtney Cronin of ESPN, the penalty on Sendejo never should have happened. More precisely, not only did Sendejo do nothing wrong, he apparently did everything right, according to. . .the officials.“They just want us to throw the flag.”Well thevikingsfootballauthentic.co…r-rhodes-jersey-authentic , that’s encouraging.I’ve got a crazy idea. How about rather than “just throwing the flag,” we throw flags when there are actual penalties involved, eh? Not because the NFL wants it or because you have some quota you need to meet or whatever. Flags for penalties, not for perfectly legal football plays, mmm-kay?Dalvin Cook still not 100% after hamstring injury If fans of the Minnesota Vikings are hoping for an injection of life into the NFL’s worst rushing offense in Week 5, it doesn’t sound as though they should expect it from second-year running back Dalvin Cook.According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Cook is “still healing” from the hamstring injury he suffered in overtime of the team’s Week 2 tie in Green Bay.After sitting out of Week 3, Cook had 10 carries for 20 yards in the first half of Thursday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams Youth Harrison Smith Jersey , but did not see the field in the second half. . .something that he says was by design.The Vikings’ entire rushing game has suffered during the first four games, as their 63 yards/game average is the worst in the NFL, and their 3.5 yards/carry average is third from the bottom. They’re also the only team in the National Football League that has not scored a rushing touchdown through the first quarter of the season.Cook came into the season with high expectations placed on him after missing much of his rookie season with a torn ACL following a hot start.Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo sounds more optimistic about things than Cook does, if that’s any consolation.We’ll have to see what happens, but if the Vikings want to regain any semblence of offensive balance in an effort not to have Kirk Cousins throw 50 passes every week, a healthy Dalvin Cook couldn’t possibly hurt things.
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