If you watched ESPN’s Monday Night Football to the end, then you’re probably buzzing about the last play which looked to be ruled incorrectly. On the last play of the game, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw a Hail Mary pass to the end zone which appeared to be intercepted by the Packers’ M.D. Jennings, but was ruled simultaneous possession by the replacement officials and caught by wide receiver Golden Tate for a game winning touchdown. Before Jennings made the interception, Tate was seen pushing the Packers’ Sam Shields to the ground in an apparent offensive pass interference that wasn’t called.
This shot from ESPN on the final play showing one official signaling touchback and the other a touchdown says it all about the replacement officials who marred the outcome of the game.
The Packers as you can imagine were angry. This was video shot by NFL Network inside the Packers locker room as they watched the replay for the first time.
Finally, this is the call from the Packers Radio Network as Wayne Larrivee and Larry McCarren reacted to the decision.
This is going to be discussed for a long time. Hopefully, the regular officials will be back sooner than later.
UPDATE, 10:10 a.m.: The great people at Awful Announcing have found the Larrivee radio call in its entirety.