Packers Loss On MNF Should Have NFL Searching For Solution To Officials Strike
What a wild Monday Night game in Seattle. The Packers lost on a Hail Mary throw at the end of the game from former Badgers quarterback, and now NFL rookie, QB Russell Wilson.
The play was a bizarre one indeed as one official signaled no catch in the endzone while another official signaled for a touchdown. After review, the play stood as a simultaneous possession, even though it appeared as if Packers defensive back MD Jennings had intercepted the ball. Seattle WR Golden Tate was awarded the game winning touchdown in a finish that people will be talking about for years… the final score was Seattle over Green Bay 14-12.
The game was heard on our station, SAM1057, and had some really ugly moments for the Packers. Aaron Rodgers was harassed early as Seattle sacked him eight times in the first half. Rodgers failed to make some throws that he usually makes in this game as well; once under-throwing a wide open Greg Jennings on a designed rollout, once over-throwing Jordy Nelson on an out route and even throwing it too high on a pass to Donald Driver in the endzone, which caused the Packers to settle for a field goal.
Still, after the game, the only thing anyone was talking about was the final play and the officiating, afterwards Packers head coach Mike McCarthy didn’t have much patience left.
Week three in the NFL was filled with official related drama, and now that one of the league’s most beloved franchises has lost a game due to an error by the replacement officials, change is needed now.