Packers say helmet-to-helmet hit ruined final drive

Packers quarterback Brett Hundley played his best game of the season, but they don’t think he was at his best after a late helmet-to-helmet hit from Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt.

Watt sacked Hundley on the first play of the Packers final drive, which began with the game tied 28-28 and 1:20 left on the clock.

There was no penalty called on the play. On the next one, running back Jamaal Williams took a short pass out of bounds, stopping the clock with 32 seconds left.

“There was a hit on the first play,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said, via Rob Demovsky of “We all recognized it. The quarterback wasn’t checked. . . .

“The play entry from the boundary went in late because I thought there was a helmet-to-helmet hit on Brett Hundley. You obviously check to see if your quarterback’s OK. That’s a natural reaction in the flow of the game. It might affect how you’re going to call the second play, too. That’s what happened as far as Jamaal. I don’t fault Jamaal for going out of bounds on the second down.

“Jamaal didn’t know we were out of the two-minute mode. . . . It’s football. It happens. Hey, I don’t want

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