SEATTLE, Wash (WSAU-TSN) A controversial touchdown call on the final play of the Packers-Seahawks Monday Night Football game will likely spark a week-long debate about how the NFL has deteriorated with replacement referees.
Golden Tate was ruled to have come down with a Hail Mary pass in the back of the end zone on the final play of regulation to give the Seattle Seahawks a 14-12 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Monday.
Green Bay's M.D. Jennings looked to have the ball clutched to his chest with Tate having just his arms on the ball while lying underneath the defender, but the replacement officials ruled it a touchdown.
There were many questionable calls throughout the game. Green Bay's only touchdown was set up on a first down challenge near the goal line. On the next possession, the Packers defense appeared to come up with an interception that was wiped out by a phantom roughing the quarterback call.
Seattle's winning drive was prolonged on a controversial pass interference call on a 3rd and 30 play.
The Packers will play the Saints next Sunday at Lambeau Field at 3:25pm CT.