As the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions battled it out at Lambeau Field Sunday for the NFC North Division title, a different kind of heavy drama was afoot when Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit the turf after throwing a pass.
Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh stepped on Rodgers' leg. All 307 pounds of him.
While that kind of contact isn't necessarily unusual in the NFL, some football fans are weighing in online and wondering if Suh's misstep was deliberate.
Kyle Smith of the New York Post had this to say:
Suspend Suh. You don't accidentally step on somebody twice.— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) December 29, 2014
Others, not so much:
One closeup clip appears to show Suh stepping on Rodgers' leg not once, but twice — first with his right cleat, then his left.
What do you say? On purpose or just bad footwork? Let us know in the comments below.
The Packers were victorious 30-20, claiming their fourth-straight division crown.
UPDATE Dec. 29, 2:45 p.m. ET:
Per a tweet sent out by NFL Network reporter Ian Rappaport, which was retweeted by the NFL, Suh has been suspended for his conduct.
The @NFL suspends Ndamukong Suh without pay for 1 game, per a league spokesman. It is termed a “non-football act.”— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 29, 2014
This story has been updated.