MM on 4th and 1 call “It was a solid call” — Chris Terlop (@ChrisTerlop) September 23, 2013
The play in question occured with 4 minutes left in the game. The Packers, with a 3 point lead, lined up on the Bengals 30 yard line facing a 4th and 1. The Packers had a couple options, bring Mason Crosby on for a 47 yard field goal attempt, or run a play to go for the 1st down. The Packers chose to go for the 1st down by running a very green Johnathan Franklin behind the right guard straight into the stout Bengals defensive front.
Franklin not only failed to get the first down, but also fumbled on the play. The fumble was returned for a touchdown, giving the Bengals the lead.
When speaking with the press on Monday, McCarthy said the call was solid but did not go into any further detail about the call.
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