The Seahawks Now Have Two Victories Thanks To Bad Calls
In the past three weeks, Seattle has certainly proven itself a team to be reckoned with as the postseason approaches. That said, without the benefit of some questionable officiating, the Seahawks would be entering Week 17 at 8-7, trailing both the Vikings and the Bears for a Wild Card berth, rather than already having clinched.
It’s somewhat petty that a member of the Bears organization leaked to the media what is supposed to be a confidential communication between the team and the league just because it vindicated the Bears’ gripes. So it’s safe to assume Jay Cutler loves it.
This KSK piece is a better repackage of the original Chicago Tribune story that basically lets us know that the league regularly has confidential communications with teams about disputed calls; further, that the league admits when they're wrong. In this case, the Bears wanted their fans to know they got screwed as a pre-emptive strike in case they don't make the playoffs.
Does anyone think the Seahawks would not beat the Bears right now? Additionally, there are calls that have probably gone the other way to balance the scales.
And if not, it's Jay Cutler, and we're cool with it.