Quarless makes a McNabb-like OT mistake

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.

But like the former Philadelphia quarterback, Quarless didn’t think Sunday’s 26-26 tie against the Minnesota Vikings was final after the overtime period.

“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.