In the history of the Seahawks rivalry with the Green Bay Packers, there have been some incredibly memorable moments. Matt Hasselbeck announcing to the television viewing audience that, “We want the ball and we’re gonna score,” the first time it snowed during a football game in Seattle, Golden Tate catching a game winning Hail Mary on Monday Night Football, and a wild ending to the 2014 NFC Championship. All of those moments came against the Packers.
Who could have guessed that the yellow line on television would play the starring role in the closing moments of the latest game between the Seahawks and Packers? Alistair Corp joins Brandan Schulze on this week’s episode of the Field Gulls Podcast to recap the Seahawks 28-23 loss to the Packers in the Divisional Round and talk about the play that sealed the loss for Seattle.
Packers fans be like... “What do you mean he was short of the first down???” pic.twitter.com/JSIbYrX9eb— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) January 13, 2020
While Pete Carroll conceded that it was a call unlikely to get overturned, and many fans likely had a similar expectation, the officials made an unusual announcement during the game that “additional footage” had come into play and had been reviewed.
After a fleeting moment of hope that it was the smoking gun footage the Seahawks needed to set up a fourth-and-short play for one last chance to get Russell Wilson another chance to win the game, the officials announced that the call on the field, once again, stands as called. Then what was the point of announcing that there was additional footage?
Tune into the podcast as Brandan and Alistair discuss this latest moment in the Green Bay rivalry with Seattle, all of the moments that led up to the point that had more of an impact on the final outcome, the return of Marshawn Lynch to provide four touchdowns in the last three games, the potential fairy-tale scenario that Shaquem Griffin’s first NFL sack sparked, and the biggest moves the Seahawks should consider in the offseason.
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