Controversial Last-Second TD Downs Green Bay

By KBJR News 1

Controversial Last-Second TD Downs Green Bay

September 24, 2012 Updated Sep 24, 2012 at 11:41 PM CDT

Seattle, WA (Northland's NewsCenter) --- A controversial touchdown catch as time expired gave Seattle a 14-12 win over Green Bay on Monday night, a play during which Packers cornerback M.D. Jennings appeared to intercept the last-second hail mary pass.

Golden Tate was credited with his second touchdown of the game after officials ruled he had "simultaneous possession" with Jennings, a play that stood after a lengthy review by officials.

Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy said after the game his players told him Jennings had intercepted the ball, but he said he hadn't watched the replay of the game-ending score.

The last-second heave came from the hand of former University of Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson, who earned the starting job in training camp over former Green Bay backup Matt Flynn.

Wilson finished the game just 10-of-21 passing for 130 yards, but he did throw the two touchdowns and no interceptions in the winning effort.

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, meanwhile, finished 26-of-39 passing for 223 yards, with no touchdowns and no interceptions.

The Packers didn't score a touchdown until midway through the fourth quarter, when Cedric Benson scored on a 1-yard run to give Green Bay a 12-7 lead.

Green Bay is now (1-2) this 2012 season and will next be in action on September 30 at home against New Orleans.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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