Seattle given win on a disputed call

The Seahawks' Bruce Irvin sacks Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Seattle got to Rodgers eight times and held a 7-3 lead in the third period of Monday night's game, which ended too late for this edition.
The Seahawks' Bruce Irvin sacks Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Seattle got to Rodgers eight times and held a 7-3 lead in the third period of Monday night's game, which ended too late for this edition. (TED S. WARREN / Associated Press)
Posted: September 25, 2012

SEATTLE - Russell Wilson threw a disputed 24-yard touchdown to Golden Tate on the final play of the game, and the Seattle Seahawks rallied to beat the Green Bay Packers, 14-12, on Monday night in a controversial ending.

Wilson scrambled from the pocket and threw to the corner of the end zone as time expired. Tate shoved Green Bay's Sam Shields out of the way, then wrestled with M.D. Jennings for possession. It was ruled on the field as a touchdown and after a lengthy review, referee Wayne Elliott came out from under the hood and announced "the ruling on the field stands" as CenturyLink Field erupted in celebration.

Both teams left the field before being brought back out to attempt the point-after touchdown. The delay was nearly 10 minutes.

Seattle sacked Aaron Rodgers eight times, but the Seahawks held just a 7-6 lead over Green Bay after three quarters.

Chris Clemons brought down Rodgers four times and Brandon Mebane and first-round draft pick Bruce Irvin both got to Rodgers twice.

After being held to just 87 yards in the first half, the Packers began to find their rhythm on offense in the third quarter and two field goals by Mason Crosby pulled them within one heading into the fourth quarter.

Cedric Benson scored on a 1-yard plunge to put the Packers ahead, 12-6, with 8 minutes, 53 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Rodgers' pass to James Jones for two-point conversion was no good.

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