NFL Replacement Officials and the Top 5 Reasons the Seattle Seahawks Won

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NFL Replacement Officials and the Top 5 Reasons the Seattle Seahawks Won
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The most controversial play of the 2012 season.

After a controversial ruling on a catch that decided a 14-12 Seattle Seahawks victory against the Green Bay Packers in a prime-time Monday Night Football matchup, it's the NFL's replacement officials that are catching hell.

The Seattle Seahawks' prayers were answered after a Hail Mary pass from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was ruled a touchdown catch by Seattle wide receiver Golden Tate despite Green Bay Packers strong safety M.D. Jennings clearly making the catch in mid-air before jostling with Tate once he landed.

Still, the Packers had plenty of opportunities to win the game, and the Seahawks seized the win more than the Packers had it taken away by the replacement officials.

The replacement officials are an obvious No. 1 choice, but there are other reasons Seattle came out on top.

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