Controversial Call Costs Packers

Many were waiting for the game when the NFL‘s replacement officials would cost a team a win and that might have occurred Monday night in Seattle as the Packers (1-2) lost to the Seahawks (2-1), 14-12.  Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson’s last second pass into the endzone appeared to be intercepted by safety M.D. Jennings.  However, receiver Golden Tate managed to slip his arms around the ball as well.  Chaos ensued, as one official started to signal a touchback while another put his arms into the air for a touchdown.  After a review it was ruled to be a score and a loss for the Packers.  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers disagreed…

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The Packers are now tied with the Lions for last place in the NFC North.  Both trail the Vikings and Bears, who are 2-1 to start the season.  Corner Charles Woodson thought that the Packers should be tied with Minnesota and Chicago…

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The Packers had a rough first half giving up eight sacks while falling behind, 7-0.  However, head coach Mike McCarthy was pleased with the way his offense rebounded in the third and fourth quarters…

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The Packers will be back at Lambeau Field Sunday when they host the New Orleans Saints (0-4).  Kickoff is at 3:25 PM.

Notes:
The Packers are now 0-3 against the Seahawks on Monday Night Football.

Including the playoffs, the Packers are now 10-6 all-time versus the Seahawks.  That includes a 2-3 mark in Seattle.

Numerous Packers took to twitter to air their disgust about last night’s outcome.  That included offensive linemen Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang.  Sports Illustrated’s Peter King and Troy Aikman of Fox were also unhappy.

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