Let’s be honest. This isn’t sour grapes — the Green Bay Packers got completely screwed by the pretend officials in a 14-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks Monday night.
Let’s recount this officiating fiasco.
The winning touchdown was scored on an interception by M.D. Jennings on the Seahawks’ last-second hail mary. How is that possible? Well, several players went up for the football, Jennings caught it and brought it into his body. Meanwhile, Seattle receiver Golden Tate got his hands (or hand) on it while Jennings was going to the ground. The players fought for it on the ground. One official came in and ruled touchdown, while another was waving his arms to stop the clock for a touchback.
After review, the officials upheld the play.
Not that it matters, but both guys calling the game and the ex-official in the booth all said interception. That’s not to mention that Tate also blatantly shoved Sam Shields in the back, pushing him out of the play, prior to going up for the ball.
That’s not all, either.
The Seahawks received two gifts from the officials prior to that.
On a 2nd-and-28, Shields got called for pass interference on a deep route by Sidney Rice, even though he was looking for the ball and made a great play to knock it away. On the replay (and during live action, for that matter), you could clearly see it was offensive interference. Rice blatantly tried to hold Shields down while he was going up for the ball.
And how about the phantom roughing-the-passer call on Erik Walden? On the play, Walden was pursuing Russell Wilson and dove at him while the ball was still in his hands. Walden’s natural momentum carried him into Wilson, while the ball was picked by Jerron McMillian on a tip.
Had the Packers kept that interception, they could have cemented the game. Instead, Seattle gets a gift first down.
Should it have come down to this?
No. No one will suggest the Packers offense played well on Monday night.
Aaron Rodgers didn’t produce a touchdown on the evening. His offensive line gave up an atrocious eight sacks, even though they typically only faced four rushers. What’s going on here? Well, an idiotic game plan, at least in the first half.
Despite his swiss cheese offensive line, Mike McCarthy refused to run the ball in the first half. Instead, he decided to pass on every down and his quarterback nearly got killed, since Seattle obviously knew what was coming every time the Packers offense lined up.
When that buffoon decided the change things up and hand the ball to Cedric Benson in the second half, the Packers actually sustained some drives and put up some points. Benson wasn’t great (17 for 45 and a touch), but that’s at last partially because of the offensive line’s complete and utter refusal to block anyone.
These assholes should be tarred and feathered behind the woodshed for their performance Monday night.
What is clear, however, is the Packers offense is much more effective when they actually run the ball. When will McCarthy understand that?
We’re still waiting to find out.
The good news, if there is any, is the Packers defense continued their solid start. They gave up a meager 238 yards on the night, even though they only produced one sack and no picks (except the one that was negated by that idiotic penalty call).
Unfortunately, the Packers offense only produced 268 yards.
That’s not enough to overcome a complete rape job by the officials.
So what do we really think about the game?
Fuck you NFL. Fuck you NFL owners. Fuck you Roger Goodell. Fuck you and your fake fucking officials and this fucking charade you’re trying to pawn off as NFL football.
This is a colossal failure.
Funny. They take out the “real” refs and suddenly the Packers don’t look like the same team as last year. Coincidence? No. That’s karma right there. Sweet, sweet karma.
Hey DD, if you think that was a touchdown please kill yourself and everyone you share genes with.
No, idiot. They take out the “real” refs and the ENTIRE LEAGUE doesn’t look the same as last year. Keep trolling.
You sound really spiritual and insightful. So surely you realize that something like this could happen to whatever shit team you follow too.
Can’t believe it.
We should be playing better and not of had to rely on a play at the end of the game. The call was completely wrong. ESPN will cash in on this story!
ROGER GOODELL SHOULD FUCKING RESIGN!!! TONIGHT!!!
WAKE UP AMERICA!!! NOT ONLY IS THE NFL FUCKED OVER SO IS OUR NATION.
THESE OFFICIALS SHOULD GO BACK TO THOSE MINI-PEE WEE LEAGUE GAMES AND OUT OF THE NFL!!!
PETE CARROL, EAT SHIT AND DIE!!!
That was a terrible call ….Greenbay had that game
As a Viking fan this was atrocious at best. You should not win a game by throwing a pick on the last play. Phanton P.I. on Shields and roughing on Walden. There was a phantom P.I. that kept the Pack touchdown drive going though. All in all, Pack got robbed.
You should be reffing these games…you are more accurate in your assessment than they (fake officials) were. I can’t believe I’m conceding that to a Vikings fan…but YOU sir/madam saw it like it really was.
The fucking call at the end what and is complete and total horseshit! It was clearly Jenning’s ball and an interception. It was robbery that Tate was not called for TWO offensive interference calls, one for pushing off on Sam Shield and another for pass interference for trying to punch the ball out when Jennings clearly had the ball from the air to the ground an brought into his chest! End of story, but wait no it’s not because the referee standing two feet away calls it a touchdown and then the other scab referee calls it a touchdown even though it would be clear to a 2 year old who had the ball. The Packers were out and out robbed and someone should be held accountable for it!!!! What is Goodell’s hold up on bringing back the REAL and experienced referees? This is completely asinine and ludicrous! What do us fans have to do to get the message out loud and clear that this is not working and is NOT the answer! I’d rather have no football than shitty calls for every game that could lead to injuries!!
I’m boycotting the NFL until the real refs come back. Those refs were on the take no doubt. Didn’t the Seahawks coach get busted paying kids at USC?
Monty, you win the award for most fucks ever used in a single paragraph ib the history of sports reporting. For that you should win a Pulitzer, you deserve it.
Unreal. I agree they made it tough with their play in the first half but the refs blew 5 calls at the end. The roughing the passer the negated a pick. The PI that should have been offensive PI. The PI on the TD. The pick that apparently never was. Then to call it wrong off the replay again! I can’t take watching this garbage week after week. I know I’m only one person in the grand scheme of things. I knows one “vote” means jack shit but fuck them. I’m not watching this garbage till they fix this shit. Fuck off Goodell/owners.
The PI on Findley was a PI.
I admit it was very close, but the defender wrapped him up a split second before the ball got there. DVR’s are great!!
Addendum: 1) the pass int. on Shields was also an illegal hands to the face on Rice; 2) The Seahawks first TD drive was kept alive by an awful no call on a hold of Matthews in which he was tackled on his way to a sack or QB hit.
There were no holds called the whole night…even we could see it on the tv and these blind fuckers could not see it right in front of their eyes. Someone tweeted that ref 26 who called the TD must have Golden Tate in his fantasy team or had bet money on the game….this was a fucking joke.
3( The no call when Jennings was laid out when he was running out was just as egregious as the (no-) calls.
There’s not even any need to bring any of those calls up. The defense allowed one touchdown, our offense outscored theirs. M.D. Jennings gained control of the hail mary, maintained it all the way to the ground, and the refs got the call absolutely wrong.
Everything else was a wash. Jennings picked that ball, we won that game, shit calls and all. And some shitdick lingerie football washouts got the call wrong.
And the NFL has a giant turd laid right on its fucking face.
I’m fucking disgusted
I’m sad sad Packers fan/part owner. The refs have now fucked us in the ass with no lube 2x. I will always and forever be a Packers fan/part owner, but I don’t think I can watch these circus refs any more. FUCKING HATE YOU ROGER G.! I WILL KICK YOU IN YOUR VAGINA IF WE EVER CROSS PATHS.
CALL FOR BAIL MONEY: If this “loss” costs us a playoff birth, or even a bye, I will PERSONALLY kick Roger Goodell in the nuts.
Save your spare change now, Packer Fans….I may need bail money in January!
GO PACK GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You go girl!
Russel Wilson became the first QB in history to throw a game-winning INT….
I wouldn’t trust these “refs” to sell me shoes. It’s a sad day for an awesome sport. I just hope this shit brings everyone to the table to get this damn coaching thing fixed. Remember when one blatant bad call a week was normal? Now, not only is there a HUGE bad call in almost EVERY game, but there were TWO game-changing calls on that LAST drive. Here is the number to call though:
National Football League
280 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
We need refs back. Period. Packers we got robbed. But will move forword and move on to next game.
That’s a win in my book. go pack go
I am just shocked. You would think that the NATIONAL FUCKING FOOTBALL LEAGUE would not stand for this. The fact that there were numerous questionable calls that would change the outcome of the game BEFORE the interception/touchdown is bad, but then the last call… Wow. Let me just say I never wanted to punch anyone in the face more then that ref who was standing right over the play and called it a touchdown.
billion dollar industry and we cant get the obvious ones right? the least goodell can do is make penalties challengable until we get qualified refs. P.I. should be completely blatent to everyone in the stadium…. like the brandon tate push off for instance. and since when does aaron forget how to throw the ball away. penis.
It is official Roger Goodell hates the NFL. He is an effete dandy who I think is nothing more than a closeted Anglophile Soccer fan. He is a Manchurian Candidate Commissioner bent on destroying the most American of sports. What a fucking dick. This would be bullshit no matter which team got hosed. Yes, even you Viking fans. Fuck You Goodell!!
Goodell is an idiot, but you NEED to put a large chunk of the blame for this shit on the owners.
Did anyone else see Rodgers try to knock the camera out of his face as he was walking off? I suppose he is even weirder looking close up. But what a little bitch.
Well said Monty!!!
If this had been the pukers winning this way it woiuldn’t even be a topic on the side of the Sports Center screen. Guess the refs didn’t “Get the Memo” that the packers always get to win.
Players sounding off on twitter.
Roger goodell hold ur self accountable, do the right thing. U shit the bed, these tards fucked us.
End this shit.
(212)450-2027 Goodell’s Number. Sound off.
Just to throw this out there…8 sacks in the 1st half? When will MM & TT realize the O-line has got to be FIXED??? Granted 2-3 of the sacks were on rodgers, but still…5 sacks???
If the o-line had played up to par, the bad calls wouldn’t have mattered.
FUCK FUCK FUCK!
Go Pack Go!!!!!!!
http://www.nfl.com/rulebook/unfairacts – PLEASE CLICK HERE AND SOUND OFF
As I’m reading this NFL rule, the team (Packers) cannot submit a protest to encourage a review process to occur. A review must occur only by the Commissioner electing to do the review on his own accord. If the Packers do submit a complaint, the outcome of the game cannot be overturned. Let’s hope we get the outcome overturned. Goodell has the power to do that according to league rules. Wow, he really is a dictator then.
DD?? You’re a serious fucking tool. Green Bay got fucked tonight, there was no karma that was just shitty refs….
Watch them win 20 in a row after that nonsense…
GB got their shit pushed in for 58 minutes. 8 sacks in a half. They had plenty of chances to get things done…and they didn’t. They’re streaky. The D looked better than the O for the first time in the Rodgers era.
If McCarthy truly was able to process an original thought, especially after the ravens/pats game he would have thought ‘hey, let’s blow em out because relying on the refs is a bad idea.’ But he didn’t.
Clay matthews posting Goddel’s phone number on facebook is truly beyond classless and hopefully he will have to cool his roided out jets for a week or two on a suspension. Maybe he can take that time to learn cursive so he can sign the $100k fine check himself.
The Packers have no control over their players, allowing them to run wild on twitter like that.
But hey, maybe the ‘fan/owners’ can get the S.E.C. involved since they have a financial interest in their team.
I don’t think that was the real Clay Matthews that did that.
“The Packers have no control over their players, allowing them to run wild on twitter like that.”
Oh my, the inhumanity!…not twitter free speech!! What kind of loser reads a website dedicated to a team he/she clearly does not support?!?? A fucking retarded loser. Get a life dude…Packers fans could give a shit if you cease to exist tomorrow.
I can see screwing it up in real time but that is what replay is for!
They should make the refs shower with Jerry Sandusky!
Well the refs gave GB their touchdown so this was the payback.
Did you even watch the game?
Ref had SEA +3.5
Your last statement sums it up perfectly, the NFL is no longer a legitimate sport with these fake refs. Personally I am done with the NFL until they put out true professional refs who can at least semi competently call a game. The entire week 3 was a travesty with this last game a shit topping on a giant shit cake. The NFL will no longer get my money or my time if the game stays the way it is.
any one hear or read the quote from the Detroit Red Wings exec? Something to the tune that the owners are the ranch owners and the players, and all other personnel are the cattle that THEY LET FEED ON THEIR RANCH. Cost the Wings 250 large, but it is the absolute truth and applies to the NFL owners too. They are “aggressive” businessmen who want as much of YOUR money as they can get their hands on. Why should they give any more of their money to real referees, when scabs can do it for alot less? They have no concern for player safety – it just sounds good, plus they have a financial investment. And they sure as hell don’t care who wins, as long as they have more of YOUR money. Thank God Green Bay doesn’t have one, but we are in the league and at the mercy of the other owners. Who, by the way, don’t care about you either, unless your name is Benjamin and your face is on a bill.
I’m done for good guys and gals. I love the Packers and the city of Green Bay, and I share that love with all of you. However, I wrote my e-mail to Comrade Goodell last night, and I’m shutting it off. DirecTV can take a hike, too.
Doug, very well put. The NFL owners are the biggest old boys club outside of DC. They laugh all the way to the bank while the joke is on us. Seattle fans should understand that the joke is on them, too. I’m not giving these assholes another dime.
Id actually rather watch that now instead of SCAB BALL…..OH well I can get more shit done around the house without NFL in my life…
Nothing more can be said about the joke that was the officiating last night. And it wasn’t just in the last three minutes of the game; it was the entire night.
As for the Packers play – the first half was about the most atrocious half of offensive football I have seen from this team in at least 4 years. Aaron was off target and holding the ball way too long, the offensive line was pathetic and MM refused to call running plays.
However, I give MM credit for making adjustments at halftime. He came out in the second half with a much better game plan and ultimately those adjustments should have won us this game. Now, could they have come sooner? Absolutely. But, we were only down 7-0 at half.
Of course, the reason for the small half time deficit was the continued strong play from the defense. They had an extremely impressive evening. Sam Shields had the best game he has had since the Packers Super Bowl run (if not ever.) Obviously, he got robbed twice in the end (terrible PI call and then huge push off against him by Tate.) Still, his performance was encouraging.
Also, the Packers run defense did a fairly good job against a dangerous Seattle run game.
So, I know this site has loved to bash MM in the past but as I did in 2010 and will continue to do now, I give him some credit. He made the necessary adjustments and it should have led his team to victory.
He also made a DAMN good challenge on that spot at the 1 when ESPN showed NOT ONE helpful replay for the coaches in the booth to use.
Great post, Ryan. Best one on here.
There is actually a lot of positives to take away from that 2nd half. That was a playoff contender in their house, and the Packers completely dominated them in the 2nd half. The only score Seattle had in the 2nd half was an INT by the Pack.
The Packers’ secondary played brilliantly all game, except for two plays, and the run defense really stiffened in the 2nd half.
Jerron McMillian and Craig Hayward. Obvious and immediate improvements to our defense. Nice to have 2010 Sam Shields back.
Hey, the offense even showed up for 3 drives in the 2nd half. Mostly thanks to the return of the MVP and Benson.
MM admitted after the game that he waited too long to make adjustments. No one is perfect, but it takes a man to admit his mistakes. Like a lot of people, I too was going crazy over the refusal to run the ball in the 1st half, but really, it is tough to run the ball when it is 2nd and 20. That seemed to happen an awful lot.
The only thing goddell is gonna do is come out and lie to our fucking faces saying it was simultaneous possession
$385 x2 to der Commissar, $50 parking, $7.00 for a “Seattle Dog” $8.75 for a fucking shit beer seeing the Pack live for my daughters first NFL game priceless. Should have heard the stadium after M.D caught that jumper quiet until the ref’s overturned it then the shit talk started if I hear “discount dbl checked that ass” one more time…..
Does the commissioner have the authority (I’m not talking about inclination here, just the power) to overturn a call like that? Or is such a move beyond the authority of his office?
Let it be known from thus day forward as
“The Immaculate Deception”
Damn. Already used – 2007 Browns – Josh.Cribs. kick return….
“Right-arm-ageddon” is brilliant. I’m going with that.
Fuck, fuck and fuck. This is one hangover that no fistfuls of ibuprofen will cure. I came thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis close to hurling my remote thru the tv screen. And it was even closer than that. My dad had to restrain me. And we can’t boycott Goodell’s product because we’re too fucking addicted. It’s like complaining that your crack dealer has bad stuff.
I think that the NFL needs to look at what happen in that game last night. Because of some incompetent offical. I real believe he did not have the Gutts to make the right call.
I am sooooo glad I prefer great matchups to blind devotion. Phantom calls? Did I read “phantom calls?” What about the “No calls?” I ask because I saw an abundance of both for both teams last night. The Pack wouldn’t even be in it if it wasn’t for a boon on their one scoring drive. That’s what we have right now, we have it on both sides, across the league & it’s application is a scenario that coaches deal with & move on. Loyal fans everywhere want to complain when the other team gets a favorable foul yet conveniently ignore their own team’s transgressions. The Pack deserved to lose cause they didn’t handle business. The Seahawks? A rookie QB? 12-7 late in the 4th?
It’s easy to blame the refs. It is sour grapes.
In the Packers go ahead drive, the phantom pass interfernce against Seatle kept the drive alive. What short memories GB fans have,
If Jennings bats the ball away instead of coming down with it GAME OVER. Says something about coaching.
Defender and receiver both holding the ball before possession established goes to the offense. It is not an interception. The ref signalling it a TD got it right.
Live with it girls.
Dom Capers is an inept idiot who only keeps his job because of 3 bright spots like so many pieces of corn in a runny turd (matthews, raji, and woodson). What kind of idiot does not advise his players in a 5 on 1 end of game hail mary to PUNCH the ball? Jennings is a selfish paper thug, trying to pad his stats for his thugs watching at home. Maybe his braids are too tight but 11 times out of 10 you punch the ball in that situation.
They were the most undiciplined, uneducated defense last year (worst ever pass defense) so how can anyone be that surprised today?
I wonder if there’s even one cholesterol-laden idiot packer fan between Sheboygan and Seattle cognizant enough to take off his pissy colored glasses for 2 seconds and think about how Rodgers has single handedly carried their team in 20 of their last 22 games and maybe call for Capers head. JFC
You are a total moron. Last year the defense was awful. This year, they’ve been quite good. This has nothing to do with Capers. Holding a team to 7 points (or even 14) is a good night.
There is no reason to be calling for Capers head right now.
And frankly, I think he made the right play there. I don’t think knocking the ball down would have worked as there were people everywhere. It would have been almost impossible to knock it down. It probably would have been knocked into a Seattle receivers hands and been a real touchdown.
Exactly, you don’t risk batting at it when it’s four on one coverage in the corner. That’s what the Titans did on Sunday and Titus Young nabbed it sending the game into OT.
it was a touchdown. i am an impartial fan. look at jennings feet. he has only one foot down and the one foot way up in the air. by the time his second foot comes down that golden tate chap has two hands on the ball. joint possession = touchdown.
Joint possession hinges on the ball to the chest, if both players have the ball to their chest it’s joint possession, if only one it’s not. You could make a case that it was an incomplete pass, never a touchdown. If that’s a TD it sets a terrible precedent.
Also Cry Me A River, thanks for informing me that Russel Wilson plays Defence! In case you didn’t see last year, plenty of good teams lost to rookie QBs. There’s this guy named Cam Newton perhaps you’ve heard of him. Or maybe Andy Dalton? T.J. Yates? QB isn’t everything, it’s a team sport.
I’ll “touch down” your mom, Tim Al…
Thats what I saw too. Three bad calls in a row that led to the so called TD.
I also don’t understand McCart. First week I thougt this gonna be a troublesome season . Then in week 2 suddenly there was a defense and..a running game .Week 3 no running game 1fst half and things went bad again.
Rodgers looks like he lost it . Hope it will come back soon.
Mr. Lynn Fuckin’ Dickey,
I have heard of Cam Newton! He’s the guy who looked prolific, went 6-10 with wins over Jaguars, Redskins, Buccaneers (2x), Colts & Texans! Now I’ll concede the Texans were strong but these other “choices” you make reference too belies your Cam Newton statement. Rookie QB’s can look good, so can M. Vick (on occasion)! But against a prolific team, hmm? Not quite sure how you made the Wilson/Defense correlation so i’ll leave that alone. May I ask one thing of you Mr. Dickey? What was your stance in last year’s playoff game GB vs. NY when Rodgers threw an interception that was overturned due to (pro?) referee phantom-call ineptitude? It benefitted the Pack & I’m speculating you remained quiet on the subject or later decried Packer injustice after the mashing. I love fan blog posts, the opinions are heavily biased, the assessments amusing, interesting & impassioned! Overall Pack, your a great bunch of fans (except your excessive waste of time bashing Vikings fans, STOP! You sound like Vikings except your team is no longer in the perennial doormat category thanks to your “hated” hero Favre (& Holmgren), who broke the 25 year drought & created an atmosphere of competitive spirit)!