NFL Issues Statement on Controversial Ending to Monday Night Football Game Between Packers, Seahawks

September 25, 2012 Updated Sep 25, 2012 at 2:05 PM EDT

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NFL Issues Statement on Controversial Ending to Monday Night Football Game Between Packers, Seahawks

September 25, 2012 Updated Sep 25, 2012 at 2:05 PM EDT

The NFL on Tuesday issued a statement on the controversial ending of Monday night's game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks.

The Seahawks scored the winning touchdown on the final play of the game on a disputed pass from quarterback Russell Wilson to wide receiver Golden Tate. It appeared that Green Bay defensive back M.D. Jennings intercepted the pass in the end zone, but officials ruled that Tate possessed the ball.

According to the NFL statement -- which is posted to NFL.com:

Referee Wayne Elliott determined that no indisputable visual evidence existed to overturn the call on the field, and as a result, the on-field ruling of touchdown stood. The NFL Officiating Department reviewed the video today and supports the decision not to overturn the on-field ruling following the instant replay review.

Read the entire statement on NFL.com HERE.