5 teams take the field on Sunday with a chance to play their way into the playoffs. Furthermore, seeding and home field advantage are still on the line in both leagues. With such close races for the playoffs, it is easy to look back on the season on wins that could have been, blown calls, or terrible mistakes that cost a team victories. Hindsight is always 20/20. However there is one moment that deserves discussion while the playoff picture is still unclear: Seahawks v Packers and the replacement referees.
All NFL fans remember the play that cost the Packers a victory and the gave the Seahawks one they did not deserve, but people seem to have forgotten that this debacle happened this season. It seems like a long time ago, but yes the replacement referee disaster was this season. As much as hind sight is 20/20, you cannot rewrite the past and claim to know how the present might be different. Had the Packers gotten the win that fateful night, the entire season would have played out differently. The two teams momentum would have changed the season no doubt would have been different. But just for fun, let us suspend disbelief and look at this situation as if we can just take one Win and one Lose and switch them for the Packers and the Seahawks.
1. Most notably, the Seahawks would not have clinched a playoff spot yet and they would be playing for a wild card spot just like the Vikings, Redskins, Bears, Cowboys, and Giants.
2. The Packers would have already clinched home field advantage. Keep Reading…