A bad call by the regular officials almost cost the Green Bay Packers a win just one week after they were robbed of a win by the replacement officials. You could even argue that this was a worse call than the ‘simultaneous possession’ call. At least that was a crazy, unique play that would be a tough call in any situation.
This week it was an obvious fumble by the Saints returner Darren Sproles that appeared to be recovered by the Packers. Instead, officials ruled that Sproles was down by contact before the fumble. Since the Packers had no more challenges remaining, they had to watch as Drew Brees and the Saints almost won the game with a late drive. Instead the Packers hung on for the win and avoided another week of controversy.