(SEATTLE) — Golden Tate caught a Hail Mary pass as time expired on the Seattle Seahawks and stunned the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on Monday night, 14-12.
Seattle (2-1) quarterback Russell Wilson scrambled and threw to the back of the endzone on the final play of the game. Tate shoved away one defender before wrestling the ball away from Green Bay’s M.D. Jennings. The play was ruled a touchdown by the officials and upheld after video review.
The replacement officials, who have come under fire from players, coaches and fans, decided this one. “Don’t ask me a question about the officials,” Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said. “I’ve never seen anything like that in all my years in football.”
The Seahawks were able to get relentless pressure on Packers (1-2) quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the first half, recording eight sacks and did not allow a point.
In the second half, Rodgers and the Packers offense responded, getting a rushing touchdown from Cedric Benson and two Mason Crosby field goals. Rodgers finished 26 of 39 for 223 yards.
Wilson also threw a touchdown pass to Tate in the second quarter for the Seahawks, who won their second straight at home. Neither team turned the ball over in the game.
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