Today’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions doesn’t really mean anything – both teams have been eliminated from the playoffs, so they’re just playing for draft position – but it’s still been pretty entertaining.
Minnesota leads Detroit, 37-29, early in the fourth quarter on Sunday afternoon.
There was some major controversy with the Vikings’ latest touchdown, though. A ridiculous roughing the passer penalty kept Minnesota’s drive alive.
This was called a roughing the passer penalty on a 4th and goal attempt by the Vikings:
This call makes no sense. Arguably the worst roughing call I've ever seen. pic.twitter.com/5QjTLy2yJ1
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) January 3, 2021
Seriously, that was called a roughing the passer penalty. The NFL is trying to protect its quarterbacks and prevent injuries, but come on, that is just absurd.
Seconds later, the Vikings scored a touchdown. Kirk Cousins’ touchdown celebration is now going viral on social media.
Minnesota’s quarterback hit the “Griddy” with his teammates behind him.
Check it out:
Kirk Cousins hits the Griddy 😂
He gave it his all @brgridiron
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 3, 2021
Minnesota is now leading Detroit, 37-29, early in the fourth quarter on Sunday afternoon.
Cousins has thrown for 349 yards and three touchdowns, adding two rushes for five yards and one score on the ground.
Minnesota will improve to 7-9 on the season with a win on Sunday, while Detroit will drop to 5-11 on the year with a loss.