Aaron Rodgers is crying because the refs didn’t help the Packers win

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Aaron Rodgers
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Aaron Rodgers /

The veteran quarterback is not happy with the officials after losing to the Minnesota Vikings.

For the first time since the 2015 season, the Minnesota Vikings were able to get a road win over the Green Bay Packers with Aaron Rodgers starting under center.

The Vikings were able to catch the rival Packers sleeping on Sunday and it resulted in Minnesota earning their second win of the year. It was Green Bay’s first loss on their home field since Week 4 of last season when they fell to the Philadelphia Eagles.

No team is ever happy after any loss, but losing to a divisional opponent typically seems to create a little more frustration than normal. This was the case for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who recently decided to point a finger at the game officials for a decision they made late in the matchup.

Aaron Rodgers unhappy after penalty reversed for Minnesota Vikings

During the fourth quarter of Sunday’s matchup, Green Bay and Rodgers were driving down the field to try and cut into Minnesota’s 14-point lead.

Facing a 4th-and-9 from the Vikings 32-yard line, Rodgers fired a pass in the direction of Packers tight end Robert Tonyan. The pass ended up being incomplete, but a flag was thrown. It looked like Minnesota safety Anthony Harris could’ve potentially been called for pass interference, but the officials decided to pick up the flag and no penalty was called on the play.

After Green Bay ended up losing the game, Rodgers shared some of his thoughts on why the officials didn’t penalize Harris and the Vikings on that pass to Tonyan.

"“I know there’s times where, they probably won’t admit it, but New York is looking at some of these plays and telling them whether or not it was pass interference, or whatever the penalty is.”"

So, basically, the Packers quarterback believes the game officials had help from the league office to make their decision on the call, something that is not allowed. That is certainly a big assumption to make since there is no evidence of it happening.

Not getting calls in his favor is not something Rodgers is used to though. Since 2009, no team’s offense has benefited more from penalties than Green Bay.

Hopefully Rodgers will still be able to sleep at night after the refs didn’t help the Packers win a game for the first time ever.