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Monday, December 7, 2009
Replay reversal goes for naught

By Kevin Seifert

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy just won his fifth challenge in 10 attempts this season, reversing a play originally ruled a fumble by Packers tailback Ryan Grant. McCarthy’s challenge allowed the Packers to keep possession of the ball at their 17-yard line.

When I first saw the replay, I thought Grant clearly had possession of the ball when his knee touched the ground. After a few more looks, I started thinking the ball was on its way out at that point.

It all went for naught, however, as Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw his sixth interception of the season two snaps later. So it goes with a live blog.