Mark Craig's Sunday Insider: Seahawks' tainted win still resonates

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 29, 2012 - 10:17 PM

There was concern Seattle's disputed victory over the Packers would affect the playoff picture. And it has, even here.

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samihoustonDec. 29, 12 7:34 PM

Be that as it may, if the Vikings want to have any creds at all, they need to win with Green Bay going all out. Go Vikes!

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edutchboyDec. 30, 12 1:07 AM

I believe the Packers have a "tainted" win too.

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corngo4rDec. 30, 12 4:56 AM

Whether they win or loose it is good to be in a game that has the playoff feel after the past few years we have had to endure.

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yooperbillDec. 30, 12 7:03 AM

All that laughing and cheer from the Vikings and their fans over a mistaken call that affected not only the Packers but the Vikings in negative ways as it turns out is about to come home to roost as the Packers dont want another mistake costing them an important game so they will play their best football of the year this game and if the Vikings and their fans are not worried they should be because they know who the best team is,and it aint the Vikings.

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bruisedupDec. 30, 12 8:08 AM

Seattle was never given enough credit for containing the Packers offense in that game. For all but one drive at the beginning of that game Rodgers wasn't able to do anything against the Seahawks defense which sacked Rodgers 8 times in the first half. Seattle earned that win and so it was a shame that everything that was left out on the field for the Seahawks defense would be overlooked by a jump ball call in the end zone that favored the receiver.

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rudo1212Dec. 30, 12 9:57 AM

What's more, that blown call should have put Seattle at 9-6...the same record as the Vikings.

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eatcandynowDec. 30, 1211:28 AM

Despite what this article says, the "fail mary" call of a Seahawk TD was probably the correct call. Sports Illustrated did a story on it... the rule is if there's joint possession with receiver/defense, the ball goes to the receiver. Go back and watch the catch....the Seattle player had his hands on the ball at the same time as the Packers player when they jumped in the air, and the Seahawk player maintained his hands when they fell to the ground. The call of duel possession by both players, resulting in a Seattle TD, is a very reasonable call.

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stpauloldiesDec. 30, 12 5:57 PM

Well, we now know that the Falcons DID LOSE to the Bucs today, so the Packers WOULD have to had to go all out to beat the Vikes, because the #1 seed IS on the line.

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vikings1Dec. 30, 12 8:12 PM

Yooperbill - how does that crow taste? Lol!

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melabill2Dec. 31, 12 8:44 AM

Probably the best game I have ever seen the Vikings play in many a year. I

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