NEW YORK (September 25, 2012)--The NFL Tuesday upheld the Seahawks' 14-12 win over the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football, saying in a statement that Seattle's last-second touchdown pass should not have been overturned.
The NFL said Seahawks receiver Golden Tate should have been called for offensive pass interference before the catch, which would have clinched a Packers victory, but that cannot be reviewed by instant replay.
The replacement officials ruled on the field that Tate had simultaneous possession with Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings, which counts as a reception.
The NFL said that once that happened, the referee was correct that no indisputable visual evidence existed on review to overturn the touchdown call.
On the final play, Russell Wilson heaved a 24-yard pass into a scrum in the end zone.
Tate and Jennings both got their hands on the ball, but the Packers insisted Jennings had clear possession for a game-ending interception.