It's never a good sign when a long-snapper is brought up in any conversation.
It forced Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen into the game to snap. Allen, for many years a backup long-snapper, took a few reps on the sideline before entering to execute a perfect snap on a punt during the second quarter. The added benefit of having Allen on punt coverage -- he ran down Eric Weems from behind to stop a 42-yard return.
Loeffler is questionable to return after limping off the sideline to the locker room. For Allen, it probably can't happen soon enough so he can focus on adding to his 13.5 sacks.