Cheating the salary cap is done by deferring too many/much payments. If you aren't in compliance with the salary cap, you're cheating. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/02/14/revisiting-denvers-cap-penalties-from-the-1990s/
All in good fun, I hope you understand. I toss that one around. The reasons the Packers lost that game:
1 - Denver took offense to being an afterthought in that game, and came out the much better team.
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2 - Holmgren was already on his way out the door to buy the groceries and make the meal
3 - Gabe Wilkins made the financial decision to not play so that he could cash in as a free agent.