NFL upholds Seahawks' disputed win over Packers
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
- The Seattle Seahawks. I looked at the results in the paper and it said the Seahawks won. 46%
- The Green Bay Packers. The refs stole this game from the Packers. If the Seahawks had any pride they'd give the win to the Packers. 41%
- All those anti-gambling web sites. An estimated $150 million in betting went to the wrong people because of the refs. 13%
788 total votes.
NEW YORK -- The NFL has upheld the Seahawks' 14-12 win over the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football.
The league said in a statement Tuesday that Seattle's last-second touchdown pass should not have been overturned.
The NFL says Seahawks receiver Golden Tate should have been called for offensive pass interference before the catch, which would have clinched a Packers victory, but that cannot be reviewed by instant replay.
The replacement officials ruled on the field that Tate had simultaneous possession with Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings, which counts as a reception. The NFL says that once that happened, the referee was correct that no indisputable visual evidence existed on review to overturn the touchdown call.
On the final play, Russell Wilson heaved a 24-yard pass into a scrum in the end zone. Tate and Jennings both got their hands on the ball, though the Packers insisted Jennings had clear possession for a game-ending interception.