The second of those fumbles was returned for a touchdown that made it 13-10, giving life to a Detroit team that was in the process of having the last rites read after doing nothing offensively all game long.
And everyone thinks Bill Belichick is the cheatingest cheater ever to have cheated.
ESPN has more analysis and comments on the controversial play here. Roger Goodell has become the Matt Millen of sports commissioners. All it takes is the intentional striking of a ball, which is exactly what happened. You know – because the Seahawks are so beloved around the NFL?
On Monday night, coach Jim Caldwell looked disgusted at the podium afterward but didnt say too much about the missed penalty. It’s where JFK, one of the greatest presidents died. Don’t hold him out of your lineup because of the two against the Lions.
Rawls, furthermore, grew up in the heart of Lions country – he’s from Flint, Michigan – and had to realize how many friends and relatives were watching on TV.
Well, not since September 24, 2012, anyway. The winless Detroit Lions will host the tough Arizona Cardinals team at home on Sunday afternoon. The ball bounded into the end zone and Wright batted it over the back line for a touchback and Seattle’s ball at the 20. “It’s a foul. We have to make that call”. As Johnson was tackled with the ball about to cross the plane of the end zone, Kam Chancellor popped it out of Megatron’s hand.
Pro Football Talk reported that appearing on the NFL Network after the Lions-Seahawks game, NFL V.P. of officiating Dean Blandino said that the question of whether an illegal bat occurred is not subject to replay review.
Then the officials fumbled another Monday night call in Seattle in the same end zone as the infamous “Fail Mary”. Seahawks safety Earl Thomas “closed my eyes and went low”.
Kam Chancellor’s forced fumble at the goal line prevented a go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
It bounced toward the end line, but before it could get there on its own Wright helped it out. Seattle then got a break when officials declined to penalize linebacker K.J. Wright for illegally batting the ball out of the back of the end zone, a decision the league admitted was in error.
Former Seahawk Golden Tate converted a key first down on the final drive, and Stafford hit Tim Wright up the seam for a big gain. “It’s not as good as we need it to be”, Carroll said of the offensive line play.
America will take care of that for him.
NOTES: Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch, who injured a hamstring last week against Chicago, was inactive Monday.
Early in the second quarter, Wilson sparked the Seahawks’ offense with a scramble to avoid a sack on third-and-12, running from pressure and throwing a 34-yard completion to wide receiver Jermaine Kearse.
New Miami Dolphins coach Dan Campbell believes his underachieving team needs to show more aggressiveness that stops just short of dirty play, and he looks forward to breaking up a few fights in practice. Speaking of the Rams, they beat Seattle in Week 1 and would be tied to them if Seattle wins when we watch Seahawks football live streaming or on TV tonight. “There was an inch left and we defended it”. People will start to understand that as we keep playing.