Twice during Russell Wilson’s year as a Badger he had to watch opponents pull off last second miracle plays to win. First Michigan State did it on a poorly defended Hail Mary heave, then Ohio State got the Badgers on a Braxton Miller scramble-and-pass. Wilson must’ve been left wondering when it would finally be his turn to know the ecstasy of a heroic last second throw. Monday night as a member of the Seahawks Wilson at last got his chance. Except he really didn’t.
Wilson’s Hail Mary toss to Golden Tate against the Packers with time expiring will go down in the books as a winning score, but in reality it never happened. Everyone who watched the game, even people who hate the Packers to the very depths of their soul, had to admit the Packers got hosed. It should’ve been an interception, but the replacement referees blew the call, jobbing the Packers out of a win.
Wilson and the Seahawks will take the victory, but deep down they know they don’t deserve it. Wilson’s record says he’s 2-1 as a starter but in his heart he realizes he should be 1-2. He knows that, no matter what the stat sheet says, he still hasn’t been on the winning side of a Hail Mary. But maybe one day he’ll get his chance for real, with referees who actually know what they’re doing.
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