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Video: The Worst Penalty In NFL History Was Called Last Night

vikings roughing the passer penalty called

The NFL and its new tackling rules have come under fire this preseason, with everyone complaining about some of the flags that have been thrown.

Saturday night, we might have had our worst one yet.

The Minnesota Vikings were called for a roughing the passer penalty on what looked like a very clean and non-penalty deserving sack of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The penalty was called, though, because the Vikings' defender was determined to have used his body weight to drive the quarterback into the ground. You would think that's just how you're supposed to tackle someone, but apparently not.

Here's the play:

If that's truly a penalty, I'm not sure how anyone is supposed to play defense in today's NFL.

The Vikings lost, meanwhile, 14-10.