The Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers on one of the most controversial calls in NFL history. Seattle came away with a 14-12 victory on Monday Night Football as Russell Wilson hit Golden Tate for the game-winning touchdown, with no time remaining on the clock.
The Hail Mary from Wilson to Tate was ruled a complete pass, even though instant replay showed otherwise. Packers defender M.D. Jennings seemingly intercepted the ball, though Tate was ruled to have simultaneous possession. The play was reviewed after the referees couldn’t initially come to an agreement, and the ruling of a touchdown stood.
The game-changing call, once again, put the spotlight on the replacement referees. The officials have been criticized for their incompetence each week, and it all culminated with the final play of Week 3.
Many people are now calling for Roger Goodell to end the referee lockout, so that no more games are decided on blown calls. The two sides are supposedly very far apart on getting a deal done.
The refs also missed a blatant offensive pass interference call on the final play. Tate shoved cornerback Sam Shields while the ball was in the air.
The loss puts the Packers at 1-2 in 2012 and tied for last place in the NFC North.
Below is the video of the final play of Monday’s contest between the Packers and Seahawks.