Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn has revealed how he and a number of team-mates were left confused by their failed play in the final seconds of Sunday's 38-31 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers, reports NFL.com.
With 10 seconds remaining Ted Thompson's side should have had enough time for two plays, but managed just one, which resulted in an incomplete pass as time expired.
Seconds earlier, the Packers committed a false start penalty that pushed the team back to the six from the Steelers' one-yard-line, and then the clock was halted when referee Carl Cheffers announced there would be a 10-second runoff.
"I was watching the official spot the ball and all of a sudden I look up and I'm calling the snap count and the clock had already started," Flynn was quoted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
"I guess we thought we'd be able to get those plays off. I don't know what it was.
"We felt like we should have been able to get two plays off and I didn't. I called the snap count as fast as I could."
Flynn got the final snap off with three seconds to play, but there was further uncertainty from Evan Dietrich-Smith, who was told to keep his hand off the ball until the whistle.
"I really don't know. I wasn't paying attention," said the center. "I'm trying to get the ball snapped and get Matt some protection.
"[But] I wasn't 100 percent paying attention to what the situation was, I just knew we had to score there."
Despite losing the contest at Lambeau Field, the Packers still have everything to play for this season, after the Chicago Bears fell to a 54-11 defeat against the Philadelphia Eagles.