Sunday, September 30, 2012
Another TD vs. Packers amid no PI call
By Kevin Seifert
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The New Orleans Saints just tied this game at Lambeau Field in the most sensitive way possible for the Green Bay Packers.
Receiver Marques Colston pushed Packers safety Morgan Burnett to the ground before pulling in a 19-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Drew Brees late in the first quarter. Referee Jeff Triplette and his crew of regular officials, making their regular-season debut after ending their labor impasses with the NFL this week, did not call offensive pass interference. The play is not reviewable under NFL rules.
As you might have heard, the Packers lost last Monday to the Seattle Seahawks when receiver Golden Tate pushed Packers cornerback Sam Shields out of the way on a controversial last-play touchdown. The NFL ruled later that offensive pass interference should have been called.
It's 7-7 here with three minutes, 33 seconds left in the first quarter.