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Matt LaFleur on Why He Went to Kick Late Field Goal: “I Thought We Were Going to Have a Stop There At the End”

Many football fans are baffled on why Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur went for a field goal late in the fourth quarter in the 2020 NFC Championship Game.

Well, LaFleur would give his explanation out to the public on why he made the decision.

In the article below by Clay Travis and OutKick.com, LaFleur basically said he was hoping for his defense to make a late stop so they can get the ball back for one last drive against the eventual NFC Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“We essentially had 4 timeouts with the two-minute warning. We knew we needed to get a stop,” LaFleur said. “I thought we were going to have a stop there at the end. We got called for the PI and it didn’t work out. Anytime something doesn’t work out, do you regret it? Sure.”

The Packers defense couldn’t make that last stop on the drive due to a questionable pass interference call on cornerback Kevin King.

That crucial penalty call extended the drive and later sealed the Bucs’ first trip to the Super Bowl since the 2002 season at their own home stadium in a 31-26 win.

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