Up 12-7 in the final seconds, the Packers only needed to stop the Seahawks on one play to preserve a hard-fought victory.
What transpired next will be talked about for a long time to come.
Former Badgers quarterback Russell Wilson scrambled around to buy time, then thew a pass up for grabs. Packers safety M. D. Jennings appeared to leap over Seattle wide receiver Golden Tate to make an interception, but the officials ruled it a touchdown. Chaos then took over at CenturyLink Field. The replacement officials reviewed the play, and although replays clearly showed Jennings maintained control of the football, didn't overturn the call.
For nearly 10 minutes, the officials then tried to determine whether or not to force Seattle to try an extra point. Finally, the Packers came back out on the field, and Seattle kicked an extra point to end the contest.
Replays showed Tate also shoved Packers cornerback Sam Shields to the ground prior to leaping for the ball. It was one of many questionable calls or non-calls made by the officials on the evening.
"Awful, it was just awful, that's all I'm going to say about it." Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said.
"I've never seen anything like that in all my years." said head coach Mike McCarthy.
Bottom line, the Packers are now 1-2 to start the season, and must regroup quickly when another team desperate for a victory, the 0-3 New Orleans Saints, come to Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon.