We have ourselves a good old-fashioned conspiracy theory.
On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings had an opportunity to solidify their spot at #2 in the NFC and knock the Green Bay Packers out of the NFC playoff picture. They could not accomplish either one.
The Packers dominated the Vikings from the start as they won the game 41-17.
Aaron Rodgers completed 15 of 24 passes for 159 yards and one touchdown in the win, but Green Bay’s defense and special teams were the highlight of the day. The day was so lopsided that Vikings fans thought something fishy was going on.
Some of them took to Reddit and accused the Packers of purposely overwatering the middle of the field in a way that it would only affect the road team.
It reads as:
“I know we didn’t play our best football in multiple areas, but it was kind of odd that the dead middle of the field was covered in water and slopping wet when GB hasn’t received any precipitation since 12/23.
I think they hosed down the field to their advantage. You could also see it drying as the game went on. No wonder why Jaire was so confident he only had to guard half the field and he has the speed difference.
They removed all plays across midfield (hence why we were slipping all game, we were prepared for dry conditions).
Making the CB job really easy all they had to do was focus on stopping the run. Also with the wet field they’re at advantage because they’re a run heavy team and their receivers are picked for speed to beat you down the side.
They also had time to prepare for their tactics. I want answers on why the field was slopping wet since they haven’t had rain or snow since before Christmas. Dirty, dirty move by the packers at minimum. At maximum borderline cheating.”
The Vikings already clinched an NFC North title earlier this season, but Sunday’s Week 17 rematch might see these two teams meeting in the postseason and anything can happen.
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