Pete Carroll baffled at controversial fumble ruling late in game

It was a critical point in the game that ultimately sealed the outcome for the Packers. 

With the Seahawks trailing 24-17 with less than seven minutes to play, Packers linebacker Jayrone Elliott intercepted a Russell Wilson pass. 

However, he fumbled the ball, and there was a battle on the ground amongst both teams.

It appeared that the Seahawks Justin Britt came up with the ball before the official gave the Packers possession of the ball.

“I don't know what the heck happened,” Pete Carroll said, via ESPN. “I'm going to say it out loud here about this fumble thing. When the ball's on the ground, and there's a big pileup, we're trying to get that football … Anyway, I was just disappointed in how that turned out. It was a huge play in the game, obviously.”  

The Packers capitalized and converted the turnover into a Mason Crosby field goal that pushed their lead to a two-score game at 27-17. 

It's easy to single out one play that decided the outcome of the game, but it's evident the Seahawks have other issues to work out on both sides of the ball before questioning the ruling of the officials. 

(h/t ESPN)

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