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Controversial Monday Night Football ending puts replacement officials back in spotlight

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(CBS/AP) SEATTLE -- In a bizarre ending that capped a brutal weekend for replacement officials, the Seattle Seahawks somehow beat the Green Bay Packers, 14-12, on Monday night in a game that's certain to re-ignite frustrations over the locked-out refs.

Russell Wilson threw a disputed 24-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate on the final play of the game, a game that finally ended 10 minutes later when both teams were brought back on the field for the extra point.

Wilson scrambled from the pocket and threw to the corner of the end zone as the clock expired. Tate shoved Green Bay's Sam Shields out of the way, then wrestled with M.D. Jennings for possession. It was ruled on the field as a touchdown and, after a lengthy review, referee Wayne Elliott came out from under the hood and announced, "The ruling on the field stands," and CenturyLink Field erupted in celebration.

It was nearly 10 minutes before the teams were brought back for the extra point.

Questionable calls fuel ire over replacement refs"

 

2 Comments in Response to

Comment by Ed Vallejo
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Operative sentence in the article: "...M.D. Jennings quite clearly intercepted the ball."

The Long Arm of Vegas shows itself one more time...

Still Betting?  Go ahead - it's JUST LIKE VOTING. 

Comment by Forty Four O Nine
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The Refs made some questionable calls but the final decision on that play came from the booth. THAT call is the NFL's problem NOT the refs. They booth could have overturned the call and they didn't Don;t blame the Ref blame the booth! Just my 2 cents. 


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