UPDATE: 12:20pm EST
The NFL has decided to not overturn the call during last nights final play on between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers.
As reported by NFL.com:
Referee Wayne Elliott determined that no indisputable visual evidence existed to overturn the call on the field, and as a result, the on-field ruling of touchdown stood.
The NFL Officiating Department reviewed the video today and supports the decision not to overturn the on-field ruling following the instant replay review.
The result of the game is final.
One of the worst calls in NFL history occurred during the Monday Night football game last night between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks.
On the last play of the game, with the Seahawks trailing 12-7, quarterback Russell Wilson heaved a desperation pass toward the end zone.
Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings caught the ball and seemed to secure possession, but Seahawks receiver Golden Tate managed to get his hands around the ball as well.
One replacement referee raised his arms to signal touchdown, while another official waved his arms signaling a touchback, indicating an interception.
After review, one of the initial calls on the field was upheld… SEAHAWKS TOUCHDOWN!
ESPN play-by-play commentator and MNF host Mike Tirico marveled: ”This is the most bizarre sequence you’ll ever see at the end of the game.”
It was the worst play in the NFL thus far called by the replacement officials, and will no doubt be the topic of discussion as week three of the season comes to an end.
Take a look at how the final play went down.