One of the biggest moments of the 2012 NFL season so far has been the Monday Night Mistake. It was the night that the replacement officials messed up a call on the last play between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, giving Seattle the victory and setting off a firestorm that saw the regular officials back the very next week. As the season now winds down, the possibility is laying out there that if things were to fall the right way, Seattle could end up hosting Green Bay in the playoffs.
I know this is out there, but if Seattle were to finish with the No. 5 seed and Green Bay at No. 6, which isn’t likely, then a possible NFC Championship game would be in Seattle instead of Green Bay because of that play. How would that make the NFL look if that happened? It would be a total and complete shame if this comes to pass. The Packers didn’t deserve to lose that game and shouldn’t have to pay for it in a way where a trip to the Super Bowl would be on the line on the road, especially in Seattle.
There is no way to go back and fix this now, obviously, but we all should keep our eyes on the standings the rest of the way to see if this weird, and sure to be hyped, event were to take place. I can only imagine what would happen or how fans in Green Bay would react. If you thought the reaction after the original play was bad, just wait.
Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.