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Remember the replacement referees? The officials that tormented players, coaches and fans with an array of botched calls at the beginning of the season?Well, now we know the outcome of one of their most embarrassing blunders.
In Week 3 during the Monday night contest between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, Packers defensive back M.D. Jennings went up and brought an interception into his chest, eventually wrestling for control with Seahawks receiver Golden Tate as they hit the ground and time expired. It was incorrectly ruled a simultaneous catch and a touchdown that resulted in a 14-12 Seattle victory.
If the play went the other way, the Packers would be the NFC’s second seed at 12-4, leap-frogging the 11-4-1 San Francisco 49ers, earning a first-round bye and a home game at Lambeau Field in the divisional round. Instead, they face the Minnesota Vikings for the second week in a row.
No one can feel sorry for the Packers, though. They could have locked up the second seed on Sunday, but lost.
Here’s the play to jog your memory:
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