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While the ball is in the air, Tate can be seen shoving Green Bay cornerback Sam Shields to the ground. This should have been a penalty for offensive pass interference, which would have ended the game. It was not called and is not reviewable in instant replay.
When the players hit the ground in the end zone, the officials determined that both Tate and Jennings had possession of the ball. Under the rule for simultaneous catch, the ball belongs to Tate, the offensive player. The result of the play was a touchdown.
- Official NFL Statement on yesterday’s Monday Night Football game that ended with a controversial touchdown giving the Seattle Seahawks a victory over the Green Bay Packers.
- 1M tweets generated by the final play of last night’s Packers/Seahawks game, and most of them included some pretty colorful language according to the folks at Twitter.
- 150k retweets of comments made by Packers guard TJ Lang, including “Got f—ked by the refs.” and “F—k it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.” Something tells us that most fans’ anger isn’t going to disappear anytime soon. source
150,000 retweets? I believe it. Even fans of Da Bears were upset at that final call.
“…the refs did a great job. I can’t get fined if I’m saying the refs did a great job, so the refs did a great job.”
- Packers Safety, M.D. Jennings on his interception being ruled a touchdown by the other team.
Peyton is calling an audible on the 1st quarter of this Monday Night Football game.
We don’t blame him after tossing 3 interceptions.
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Tonight in the third quarter, of the Raven’s first home Monday Night Football game since 2007, Ed Reed intercepted Andy Dalton. He returned the INT for 34 yards and a touchdown. This nets is total career interception yards at 1,487. Good enough to pass Rod Woodson and set a new NFL record.
Ron “Jaws” Jaworski out of Monday Night Football booth. Depending on what you read, this is either a graceful exit, or embarrassing:
“On Wednesday, ESPN announced that Jaworski had accepted “a new, expanded multiplatform NFL analyst role”—which is a gentle way of saying that he is leaving the booth.”
“ESPN played up Jaworski’s new role in a press release, but it’s hard to consider this anything but a demotion. He goes from being in the booth for the network’s marquee telecast to fighting for airtime on “Sunday NFL Countdown” with Cris Carter.”
Either way, we hope we get more analytics from him to make up for his on air charisma that we’ll lose against John Gruden.
“You know what food I love Mike & Jaws? Burritos! I mean, what’s not to love?? You got people out there who think the Taco is better, but I just don’t see it. You tell me, Jaws, have you ever seen a wet burrito that didn’t look absolutely delicious? That’s right, you love ‘em too! There’s no such thing as a bad burrito. Beef, chicken, bean, you name it, the burrito has got it. And don’t get me started on the sides! Jaws, I love guac & sour cream. Mike, they got good guac up there in Canada?!? Man, I love me some fresh guac!”
We are only a few short hours away from the second Monday Night Football game, Raiders at Broncos. And in this game the Broncos are set to release a monster, Von Miller.
Get ready world, our lives are never going to be the same. He’s a killer. Don’t let the spectacles fool you. He’s going to terrorize the league. And he’s got this badass tattoo featuring Pacman, a Pacman ghost, a chicken leg and a slice of watermelon.
Universe, enjoy the last few quiet hours of BVM (before Von Miller) because things are about to get as serious as a heart attack.