You know the one I’m talking about — week three, Seattle, interception ruled a touchdown, Packers lose. The Green Bay Packers know the one I’m talking about too.
Lest you think they’ve forgotten the worst call ever, also known as the Fail Mary, they have not. Aaron Rodgers said he and his teammates still discussed it while making an appearance on Mike and Mike, Wednesday morning.
“How can you not? We’re all human here. That was obviously a difficult moment for us. We’re hoping that we’ve put yourself in a position right now where that’s not going to have an effect on things. We’re not going to use that as an excuse. We have four games left and everything is right in front of us, with a chance to win out, and not only be division champions [but] also a potential first-round bye. But in some of those quiet moments, of course, you can’t help but think about it.”
Let’s stop for a moment and think about what would be different here if the blind, scab refs would have gotten that call correct and the Packers would have won as they deserved.
- The Packers would currently have a one-game lead over the Bears for the NFC North, having already beaten them once this season.
- The Packers, at 9-3, would currently be two games back of Atlanta (11-1) for home-field advantage with four to play. They’d also be a half game ahead of San Francisco (8-3-1) for the No. 2 seed in the NFC and a first-round bye.
- The Seattle Seahawks would be 6-6 and tied with Dallas, Tampa Bay and Minnesota for the final NFC wild card instead of controlling their playoff destiny at 7-5.
What does all of this tell us? In all likelihood, that turd of a call is probably going to cost the Packers, at the very least, playoff seeding.
Even worse, it was only one of two really bad calls against Green Bay near the end of the game, in which either one made a difference it the outcome.
Shows that the Pack overcame adversity. Even the refs can’t keep the green and gold from kicking ass.
I want to host Seattle at Lambeau in the playoffs soooooooo badly…
Zach, so do I. The odds are pretty good. I would be compelled to be at Lambeau for that one. If SEA loses Browner they may have a rough road getting to the tundra. Go Pack Go!
I was in Seattle for that game, Funny they NEVER showed the replay of that “call” on the jumbo tron NOT ONCE
Packers are a dome team anyways. Not tough enough to win at home against San Fran or the Giants. I say we go to their houses and make their fans cry for once.
Wait, the Packers are “not tough enough” to beat SF or NY in Lambeau… so the Pack should… go beat them on the road? Because they’re tough enough to do THAT, but not to win at home?