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NFL's Final Decision

TERRIBLE Call Stands

9/25/2012 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The NFL is backing what's being called the WORST CALL IN LEAGUE HISTORY -- refusing to overturn last night's Seattle Seahawks touchdown against the Green Bay Packers ... and standing by their replacement refs.

League officials released a statement moments ago, saying, "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 goes on to say upon even further review of the video today ... it supports the "decision not to overturn the on-field ruling" and the result of the game is final.

In other news, NFL broadcasts are now available in braille.

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46.

angela    

can you say WTF!?

729 days ago
47.

powercat1    

Golden Taint, the new poster boy for catholic denial.

729 days ago
48.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Better do some digging. Sounds like those Refs look like former employee's of Sportsbook.

729 days ago
49.

Cyg    

Green Bay needs to take the bame themselves for that play. If they would've just batted the ball down like they are coached to for that situation, they win.

729 days ago
50.

mindymilt    

Im DONE with the NFL until they bring back the REAL Refs!!! This is ABSOLUTE BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Packers won that game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

729 days ago
51.

RealityBites    

Seattle got screwed out of the Superbowl by bad calls and nobody made a Federal Case out of that game.....get over it people. Geez, I live in Seattle and I'm so sick and tired of all this whining. Cam had a PI call that gave GB a TD and nobody is whining about that call. And Rodgers got Sacked 9 times by our D so they are just big cry babies, the game was really 7-3 Seahawks. STFU!

729 days ago
52.

Lisa Ward    

hey, here is the problem the reason it shouldnt have been a touchdown, was tate pushed off sam sheilds. That should have been offensive pass interference however, that call was missed and on the replay why it stood as a touchdown was because jennings although having original possesion in the air, tate had gotten an arm around the ball before jennings had two feet down. so as rulings go in football any dispute over a tied possesion on a pass in the endzone or anywhere else on the feild goes to the offensive reciever...... now the replay ref ( the one that is not a replacement) made the call that tates one arm was enough of a tied possesion.

729 days ago
53.

Mdungan    

I will watch my NFL but, here me now, I will boycott every advertiser that I see until the NFL bigwigs settle this dispute! #boycottNFLAdvertisers

729 days ago
54.

Matt    

You are all clueless, maybe green bay had more "control" but hawks had both hands on it too and that justifies control, less control but enough to be defined as possession. The fuss shows how stupid everyone is, read definition of "possession", and you can't have more control when both hands are on it

729 days ago
55.

H.S.P.    

Worst call?!! Really?!!! How about Superbowl 2006? That was the worst Reffed game EVER!!! So stop being whiney lil B@%$'S!! Im glad they were givin the touchdown...Paybacks is a B#%&@!!!

729 days ago
56.

bjay    

So what. It happen to all the teams. I am really shocked over the big deal being made by sports media and GB fans, i have a feeling if this happened to Seahawks, no one would have cared. But if GB or Cheatriots cry foul, it's the end of the world. Not very classy and I hope the GB players that are whining get big freaking fines for unsportsmanlke conduct. Big freaking prima ballerinas.

728 days ago
57.

HAWK    

BAD CALLS HAPPEN ALL THE TIME AND THE SEAHAWKS WERE ROBBED THE SUPERBOWL XL AGAINST THE STEELERS. PACKERS NEED TO GET OVER IT. . .

728 days ago
58.

Junie    

It is first a offensive pass interference, then interception,Green Bay gets ball.hands down.no worry,just for that play bad carma will haunt Seattle Seahawks ..........you can't celebrate cheating.....it will happen..try me!!!!!!!!!!

728 days ago
59.

cbuckwhizzle    

Having watched in slow motion I can say the call was made correctly. It wasn't simultaneous possesion. Jennings clearly had his hands on the ball first, BUT both his feet were in the air. While his feet were still in the air Tate got both his hands on the ball AND both feet on the ground. Jennings only had one foot on the ground by the time that happened. BY RULE, the only time they can call it an interception is if Jennings had both feet on the ground. There were plenty of bad calls that night, but that last one absolutely was not one of them.

728 days ago
60.

Hailey M    

IF YOU CLEARLY LOOK AT THE PHOTOS ! TATE HAD BOTH FEET ON GROUND WITH BALL!!!! GREEN BAY DID NOT HAVE FEET ONE GROUND GET FACTS STRAIGHT GREEN BAY DID NOT WIN!
NFL IS ALL RIGGED ANYWAYS LORD SEAHAWKS GOT A WIN .. LETS BE BABIES ABOUT IT!!

727 days ago
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