14. Fail Mary
Back in 2012 the NFL was experiencing a strike from its officials, which sparked the worst call in NFL history.
Walking into Seattle, the Packers were heavily favored despite possessing the same record of 1-1. The Seahawks were still a bit unknown, and everybody had no idea what to expect from quarterback Russell Wilson.
Playing in Seattle, the Packers were not ready for the pass rush and noise from the crowd, as the Seahawks got to Aaron Rodgers eight times. Coming out and hitting the Packers in the mouth, the Seahawks only took a 7-6 lead over the Packers despite outplaying them.
Sep 24, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks receiver Golden Tate (81) catches a 24-yard touchdown pass as Green Bay Packers players Sam Shields (37), and Jarrett Bush (24), and Charles Woodson (21) and Jarrett Williams (38) defend on the final play at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Packers 14-12. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports
After a scoreless third quarter, the Packers were able to get into the end zone with running back scoring on a 1 yard run. An unsuccessful two-point conversion then kept the score at 12-6.
Possessing the ball for one last drive, the Seahawks got down to the Packers 24 yard line with time for one more play. Wilson scrambled around until he chucked into the end zone hoping for the best.
With five packers players surrounding two Seahawks players which included wide receiver , Tate pushed off Packers cornerback , which should have been an instant pass interference call. Even so, Packers safety caught the ball and went to the ground to be grabbed by Tate.
With one official signaling a touchback, the other along side him signaled touchdown despite being right in front of the play. What was even worse was they reviewed this play and it still stood as a catch, giving the Seahawks the victory.
It will go down as one of the biggest whiffs in referee history, and needless to say the NFL made an agreement to bring back the regular officials the next week to end the strike.