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NFL Week 3 Recap:
by Pietro DiSante Jr,posted Sep 25 2012 11:27AM
Okay. Just when you thought the NFL couldn't get any more nutty, we had Week 3. Plenty of crazy finishes, none crazier than last night's Monday Night Football Game, where the Seahawks won on a Hail Mary, that was clearly an interception. The replacement referees have had a hard time this season and last night's call on the Golden Tate touchdown was by far their lowest point. Tate clearly pushed off, which is offensive pass interference, but I am not upset that was not called. What is driving me nuts is these refs review all these plays, look at instant replays, come out and still get the call wrong. I don't get that. The touchdown gave the Seahawks a 14-12 win over Green Bay, but as Chad Pennington once said: "You can't let a game come down to one play."
There was a Jets-Browns game in 2006 where the Jets lost to the Browns 20-13 on a terrible call where Chris Baker caught a touchdown, but was ruled out of bounds and it was not reviewable. Since then, the NFL changed it's rules about force outs, mostly due to that Browns game. Pennington, during his post game press conference, said that the Jets should not have been in that position in the first place. Ever since then, I have felt that way when games come down to one call. The Packers are too good of a team to only have 12 points at that moment in the game. Still, it happened and now we will see what happens this week with referee negotiations.
The Monday Night Game was not the only crazy game this week, we had 3 overtime games, the Vikings beat the 49ers, the Ravens beat the Patriots on one of the closest field goals i've ever seen, the Saints dropped to (0-3) with an OT loss to the Chiefs, the Cardinals blew out the Eagles to jump to a (3-0) start, the Raiders upset the Steelers, and despite a win in Miami, the Jets lost Darrelle Revis for the season with a torn ACL injury. I don't know what is going to happen in Week 4, but expect more craziness.