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How the Stars (and Stripes) saved Seattle

Grantland's Bill Barnwell writes that the officials gifting Seattle possession at the end of Monday's game is only a tiny bit less significant than it was for the Patriots to get Tom Brady back for the first four games of 2015. Kinda a big deal

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Sando: Seattle's offense will get better

The Seahawks' offense hasn't looked good so far, but recent history tells us Pete Carroll's team gets better on offense as the season goes along, and that would make sense with this group.

Are the Seahawks a Super Bowl contender? (1:41)
Lions fans will remember the 'bat-out-of-hell' play (2:01)
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What in the world is an illegal bat?

What happened last night in the Seahawks-Lions game? What's the controversy? Who ever heard of an "illegal bat"? And what SHOULD have happened? You've got questions, we've got answers. FAQ


Reactions to controversial ending

  • SEA coach Pete Carroll: "We were fortunate."
  • DET coach Jim Caldwell: "We're not going to cry about it."
  • SEA LB K.J. Wright: "I wanted to just knock it out of bounds and not try to catch it and fumble it."

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Burke: Bad call was dramatic in many ways

It wasn’t the Fail Mary, but in terms of blown calls, it’s hard to shift a game result more than what happened last night, writes Brian Burke. Dramatic win probability shift

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Burke: Blown call shifted win odds dramatically

The blown call at the end of the Seattle-Detroit game shifted the win odds about as much as a single play can, writes analytics expert Brian Burke. It wasn't the "Fail Mary," but it was close.

Carter: Seahawks' issues won't go away overnight (1:25)

Explanation from the officiating crew

NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino, after speaking to the officiating crew at Monday night's Seahawks-Lions game: "I have spoken to the referee [Tony Corrente]. He did not see that part of the play because that is not his area. The back judge [Greg Wilson] felt it was not an intentional act, that it was inadvertent."

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FAQ: What in the world is an 'illegal bat?'

The NFL admitted late Monday night that it botched a critical call at the end of the Seattle Seahawks' 13-10 victory over the Detroit Lions.

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Bennett blames Stafford for JFK?

A day after his brother made an audacious claim, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett might have one-upped him by saying he holds the JFK assassination against Matthew Stafford. Bennett's strange claim

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Seahawks LB K.J. Wright left no doubt about his intentions on the fumble in the end zone. "I wanted to just knock it out of bounds and not try to catch it and fumble it," he said. "...You can't intentionally, I guess, knock it out. But at the time I wasn't thinking that. I was just trying to not mess up the game. So I know now."

Seahawks hang on to top Lions (1:17)
Seahawks' Chancellor, Lions defense get game balls (1:21)
How should Lions react to Blandino's statement? (1:05)

Controversial finish to Monday night game

After Kam Chancellor forced the Calvin Johnson fumble near the goal line, KJ Wright batted the ball in the end zone over the back line for a touchback. Wright's play was illegal, according to Dean Blandino, head of NFL officiating, and thus the Lions should have gotten the ball back at half yard line. Story


VP of Officiating on controversial ending

Dean Blandino, NFL VP of Officiating, on KJ Wright batting the ball out of the end zone: "Judgment call on the field. Back judge felt it wasn't overt. That's why he didn't call it on the field."

Seahawks still have work to do on offense (1:36)

Team Stats

Passing Yards217.827th
Rushing Yards128.0Tied-7th
Points For21.818th
Points Against17.8Tied-3rd

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