Green Bay Packers' wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling fumbled on the second play of overtime to allow the Indianapolis Colts to get the ball and eventually kick the game-winning field goal on Sunday. Valdes-Scantling caught a lot of heat across social media for this play, but Packers' head coach Matt LaFluer made sure to back his player up.
During the post game press conferences, a reporter asked a rather tasteless question regarding the third-year receiver. However, LaFluer was ready and shot it down quickly.
As LafLuer made sure to point out, Valdes-Scantling made a lot of plays to even get the Packers to overtime in this game. He drew a 51-yard penalty that allowed the Packers to score a touchdown right before the half and caught a 47-yard pass that led to the game-tying field goal at the end of regulation.
Valdes-Scantling took to Twitter after the game to announce he was getting death threats because of his fumble, but he knew that his teammates and coaching staff had his back. It was his first fumble in 42 career games.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers pointed out how the entire team needs to work on the fundamentals as the season goes on. The Packers fell to 7-3 with the loss, but remain in first place in the NFC North division by two games. They face the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football in Week 12 NFL action.
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