Russell Wilson Hail Mary TD to Golden Tate; Should Have Been Packers INT (Video)

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The sad thing was it wasn’t just one bad call at the end of the game, but at least a half dozen horrible calls before we get to the Hail Mary.

Before we even get to the catch there was a blatant offensive pass interference call, but I get it they never call that even though they should have.

To be clear here is the rule for a simultaneous catch.

If a pass is caught simultaneously by two eligible opponents, and both players retain it, the ball belongs to the passers. It is not a simultaneous catch if a player gains control first and an opponent subsequently gains joint control. If the ball is muffed after simultaneous touching by two such players, all the players of the passing team become eligible to catch the loose ball.

The second part of that sentence is what applies here, M.D. Jennings had control first, so nothing that Golden Tate does after that matters.

It is why the replacement refs got the call wrong.

Lasting image of the game…….

Just in case NFL takes down Youtube.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Bah… one can argue both established control. Defender is just higher. Nothing shows one had more control than the other. Both get greedy hands on it and both come down with control. Tie goes to the runner…If anything… offensive pass interference.

    • Eric: You, sir, are 100% correct with your statement. MD Jennings clearly had the ball. Watch him as he: Times his jump, Get great extention, Grab the ball in his gloved hands, light-colored palms very visable, Bring the ball into his chest while tumbling to the ground, Maintains possession and control of the ball dispite Golden trying to pull it out of his arms but never does.
      Conclusion: MD Jennings interception! No other decision is possible.

  2. I didn’t see the “blatant offensive pass interference” Those are “jump ball” situations but whatever. That was a GB pick and a blown call. GB should have beaten them by at least 14. Go ahead and blame the replacements refs for that.

    The Giants took GB’s mojo last year. Blame the replacement refs for that too.

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