A game that was slowed down by a ridiculous 24 penalties for a 245 total yards combined for both teams by the awful replacement referees and in which the officiating team missed several obvious penalties may have just ended in the most amazing finish in Monday Night Football History.
On 4th down Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson threw a 24 yard Hail Mary jump ball, which looked to be intercepted by Green Bay Packers safety M.D. Jennings, but somehow ended up in the hands of Seattle wide receiver Golden Tate at the bottom of the pile, and the play was ruled a touchdown on the field (by one ref, the other made no signal). The play was reviewed and, with all the bodies in the area (about 5 Packers and 3 Seahawks), could not be overturned. The Seattle Seahawks had beaten the Green Bay Packers 14-12 in what will go down as one of the most bizarre and memorable games in the history of the NFL.
The best/worst game of All-Time. I’m still amazed. Back with some more reactions in the A.M. Goodnight NYC.
-Reminder: I told you to pick the Seahawks (+3.5) and nailed it again. MONSTER gambling weekend for sportsmasher.
-Seattle defensive end Chris Clemons sacked Aaron Rodgers 4.0 times. In the second quarter. It looked like he was going to break the sack record, but Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy made some nice adjustments at halftime to keep Rogers upright.
-The Seahawks had 8.0 sacks as a whole (Cleamons 4.0, Brandon Mebane 2.0, Bruce Irvin 2.0) and the Packers really struggled to protect Aaron Rogders, who took some big hits. The offensive line should be a MAJOR concern in Green Bay.
-Aaron Rodgers now has three touchdown passes on the 2012 season. His opposing quarterback tonight, Russell Wilson, now has four. Slow start for the Packers offensively, they are struggling to score points, Just 57 points in three games this season.
-For the dejected Packers fans who are asking on Facebook and Twitter, the NFL is not going to reverse that call on the final play of the game. No chance. However hopefully the outrage by the horrific job done by the replacement referees will force Rodgers Goodell and the NFL to negotiate and come to an agreement with the real NFL officials. The real NFL refs have got to be loving every second of the debacle that was the replacement referees job this weekend. Horrible.