The Internet Was Not Kind To Matt LaFleur For Mind-Numbing 4th Down Call That Ended Like We Thought It Would

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Herm Edwards: “You play to win the game.”

Matt LaFleur: “It is best to put the onus on Tom Brady to win the game. I have also just awoken from a 20 year coma.”

I was nine double IPAs deep yesterday, and even I was shocked by Matt LaFleur’s judgement to kick a field goal down 31-23 with two minutes left on the eight-yard line. The Packers head coach claimed the decision was fueled by his trust in his defense, the stoppage time from the two-minute warning, and three timeouts remaining.

Aaron Rodgers, who is now 1-4 in NFC championship games, claimed he understood the logic behind the call but “it wasn’t my decision” to forgo an opportunity to try to tie the game against a quarterback who’s preyed on this type of insecurity since George W.’s first term in office.

Hindsight’s always 20-20, but LaFleur set himself up to be the obvious scapegoat in a game that was very much within the Packers reach.

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Twitter was not kind to a man who made a devastating mistake.

The good news, Mr. LaFleur, is that the internet will move onto something else in 48 hours. The bad news is that it will never forget.