Originally posted on Backyard Sports Blog  |  Last updated 12/31/12
Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson could be in line for a spot at head coach after he's done playing.  The referees ruled that James Jones fumbled the ball at the one yard line and the Vikings recovered it, but clearly he had broken the goal line before he fumbled which would result in a touchdown.  The play would automatically be reviewed, but Packers head coach Mike McCarthy threw the challenge flag anyway.  Jordy realized this would result in a penalty just like it did when the Lions head coach did it on Thanksgiving so he tried to run over and snatch up the flag before anyone saw it.  Smart move on his part, just a little too late.  Apparently McCarthy had thrown the flag right after the word had come down from up stairs that the play would be reviewed, because he only got a 15 yard penalty for the incident.  Lucky for him, because that would have resulted in no touchdown and a turnover.  They ended up losing the game anyway 37-34 to Minnesota. Check out our Home Page for more stories and follow us on Twitter and Facebook
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