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."
Had officials ruled correctly and given the Detroit Lions the ball back, the game against the Seattle Seahawks could have ended in a number of ways.
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.
Just how much did the missed call potentially affect the outcome between the Seahawks and Lions?
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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."
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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
The Seattle Seahawks came ever so close to staring 1-3 in the face Monday night.
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."
Pete Carroll admitted that the Seahawks caught a break on the game-changing play late in the fourth quarter. Seahawks LB K.J. Wright batted the Calvin Johnson fumble out of the back of the end zone, but the officials ruled a touchback for Seattle. "We were fortunate," Carroll said.
"It's a very unique situation ... It was a difficult ending for [Detroit], of course. ... It's unfortunate the officials didn't know how to deal with it."
K.J. Wright should have been called for an illegal bat out of the end zone at the end of the Lions-Seahawks game, giving Detroit the ball back at the Seattle 1, NFL refs czar Dean Blandino said.
Kam Chancellor punched the ball free from Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson at the 1-yard line when it appeared the Lions were going to take the lead, and the Seattle Seahawks held on to win.
The Seahawks have not lost at home when leading by at least 10 points going into the fourth quarter since Oct. 10, 2004, when they lost 33-27 in OT (led the Rams 24-10 after 3 quarters).
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