Did the refs make the right call on the Falcons' final fourth-down pass against the Seahawks?
Pass interference or good defense? That was the question that capped a thrilling 26-24 win for the Seahawks over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.
Here’s the play that secured a victory for the Seahawks:
Facing a fourth down, Falcons QB Matt Ryan heaved a ball deep down field toward star receiver Julio Jones. Meanwhile, Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman closed in and the three collided. The ball fell incomplete, as did Atlanta’s chances at a last-minute comeback.
No flags were thrown on the play, but many wondered whether a a pass interference penalty should have been called on Sherman.
Asked if he thought he got away with pass interference after the game, Sherman responded, “No. I feel like we won the ballgame.”
Jones had other thoughts on the play.
“He grabbed my right side and spun me around before I jumped up,” the Atlanta receiver said. “It was a missed call.”
What do you think? Tell us yourself:
As usual, folks had varying opinions about the no call on social media. Mike Pereira, former vice president of officiating, wrote on Twitter: “No question that was PI. They’re all tough, but you have to make that call.”
Here’s more reaction to the final play: