GREEN BAY, Wis. – Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was not in the NFL when Donovan McNabb made his infamous mistake about the league’s overtime rules in 2008.
“It’s definitely a weird feeling,” Quarless said after the game. “This is my first tie I’ve been a part of. Like I was telling [another reporter] earlier, I thought we were going to go to double overtime.”
Quarless must not have been listening when referee Bill Vinovich explained the overtime rules in great detail over the public-address system following the end of regulation.
This was the Packers’ first tie since Sept. 20, 1987, more than a year before Quarless was born. However, Quarless did play in the Packers’ last two overtime games, in Weeks 5 and 6 of the 2010 season. The Packers lost both games.