September 25, 2012
One official (left) signals a touchdown by Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (obscured) on the last play of their game against the Green Bay Packers Monday in Seattle. The other official (right) did not signal a touchdown. The touchdown ruling prevailed. Controversy over the referees' contradictory calls centered around who had possession as the Seahawks receiver and a Green Bay defender fought for the ball. The Seahawks won 14-12.
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The furor over the work of replacement officials reached a fevered pitch during Week 3 in the NFL, especially Monday night when Seattle beat Green Bay on a desperation pass that many thought was an interception.