MILWAUKEE – Even for a team that's no stranger to flying yellow flags, this was a low point.
The Green Bay Packers were penalized an eye-popping 18 times in Monday night's 20-17 loss at Chicago, setting a dubious franchise record. The penalties directly affected the game, wiping out a potential touchdown and two possible interceptions in the second half.
Since Mike McCarthy took over as coach in 2006, the Packers have become one of the NFL's most frequently penalized teams. And after a miserable Monday night, the problem doesn't appear to be fixed.