BY SPNW Staff 08:10PM 10/09/2012

Replacement ref stands by his Seahawks TD call

Look closely, above the helmet of Charly Martin, and the football seems to be in the grasp and upon the chest of Packer DB M.D. Jennings. / Drew McKenzie, Sportspress Northwest

Lance Easley, the replacement referee (and a bank vice-president) who made one of the most infamous calls in NFL history, a touchdown on the the last play of the Monday Night Football game that gave the Seahawks a win over Green Bay, talks to Matt Lauer on “The Today Show” about his call. He stands by his decision.


  • Matt712

    Yes, look closely. What I see is the ball on (what I believe to be)
    Golden Tate’s left arm, which is between the ball and Jennings’ chest. It appears that Tate’s right arm is then wrapped around Jennings’ right arm. Don’t know if that makes (or should make) it a
    simultaneous catch or an interception, but at least describe the above
    pic accurately. The ball is not “upon the chest” of Jennings. It is upon an arm which lies between the ball and Jennings’ chest and it’s not Jennings’ arm.

  • jafabian

    Jennings was in the air when he caught the ball. Tate’s feet reached the ground first before Jennings. Having the ball on your chest does not constitute a catch.