Posted: Sep 25, 2012 10:48 AM
Source: Associated Press
SEATTLE - The furor over the work of the NFL's replacement referees has been stoked by last night's game-winning play at the end of the Seahawks-Packers matchup.
Seattle beat visiting Green Bay 14-12 on Russell Wilson's disputed 24-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate on the game's final play. Tate appeared to push off on the play in the end zone, and Green Bay's M.D. Jennings got both hands on the ball. But Tate wrestled Jennings for possession before one of the officials signaled a touchdown while another waved his hands. After a lengthy review, referee Wayne Elliott announced "the ruling on the field stands."
Wilson had been just 9-of-20 for 106 yards before hitting Tate for the last-second touchdown. It was their second scoring hook-up of the game.
Green Bay counterpart Aaron Rodgers completed 26 of his 39 passes for 223 yards. Rodgers failed to engineer a scoring drive until Cedric Benson scored on a one-yard run to put the Packers ahead 12-7 with 8:44 left.
The Seahawks are 2-1 following their second straight win. The 1-2 Packers already have one more loss than they had the entire 2011 regular season.