The NFL released a statement this afternoon supporting the decision in last night’s Seahawks-Packers game — saying the refs didn’t make the wrong call by not overturning Golden Tate’s touchdown catch.
But they did say the Packers got robbed. Here’s what they concluded:
While the ball is in the air, [Seattle WR] Tate can be seen shoving Green Bay cornerback Sam Shields to the ground. This should have been a penalty for offensive pass interference, which would have ended the game.
Here’s the GIF. Right before the players converge to jump for the ball, Tate (#81) shoves Shields (#37) in the back and he goes flying. It’s pretty egregious (via Bleacher Report):
Photo: NBC via Bleacher Report
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