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NFL: Seahawks Touchdown Will Stand

The NFL released a statement Tuesday backing the referees in Monday night’s Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers game—much to the disappointment of fans everywhere. With just eight seconds left in the game, Seattle’s Golden Tate had been seen shoving Green Bay cornerback Sam Shields to the ground while the ball was in the air—a clear penalty for offensive pass interference—and then wrestled with M.D. Jennings for the ball. Officials determined that both Tate and Jennings had possession of the ball, which gave the ball to Tate and thus awarded Seattle the touchdown. Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy responded by saying, “Don’t ask me a question about officials. I’ve never seen anything like that in all my years in football.”

September 25, 2012 12:52 PM