Chaos erupted on the field as players, coaches, and members of the media attempted to figure out what the heck happened after the replacement officials awarded the Seattle Seahawks the victory over the Green Bay Packers.
The majority of Seattle’s team, including head coach Pete Carroll, ran over to the pile up in the end zone to see what was going on. This added to the mass confusion as referees tried to uncover the pile to see who had the football. After one official signaled touchback and the other put his arms up to signal touchdown, both teams stormed the field along with everyone else with a pass to do so.
Cameras swarmed several players, including quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was simply trying to find an explanation for what had happened. He thought the game was over because of what he had witnessed in the back of the end zone and was shocked to see the outcome possibly go the other way.
“I saw the ref in the back moving his hands over his head, which is touchback,” Rodgers said.
Out of frustration, Rodgers could be seen on live television pushing a cameraman out of his way as he attempted to get back to his sideline. Obviously, Rodgers was filled with anger and confusion about we he had just witnessed and the last thing he wanted was a bunch of cameras in his face before the game was officially over.
It is unfortunate the act was caught live but it basically sums up how everyone involved with the Packers’ franchise felt at that very moment. Rodgers was able to contain himself in a respectable manner during his postgame press conference, large part because of the restraint his head coach was able to show. However, he did manage to get out enough for us at home to know what he was feeling.
“It was awful. Just look at the replay. And then the fact that it was reviewed, it was awful,” Rodgers said. “That’s all I’m going to say about it.”
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