Green Bay players didn't know Packers-Vikings could end in tie

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

A famous gaffe wasn't enough to make the Packers remember a game could end with a tie.

The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings recorded the first tie of 2013 when overtime was unable to separate the two teams, resulting in a 26-26 result. It's not unusual to have a different interpretation of the rules when a referree calls a penalty, but apparently several Packers didn't have a good grasp on the league's overtime rules.

The latest iteration of the league's overtime rules has been in effect for over 18 months, while the overtime process as a whole has been around far longer. It's not shocking to hear that players are unclear about how the scoring system works, but to be confused about the possibility of a tie? This is the infamous gaffe Donovan McNabb made when he didn't know games could end in a draw back in 2008.

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