A flabbergasted Pete Carroll, frustrated at the ruling, gave the sideline ref an earful after the play.
After the game, Carroll was more diplomatic about the call not being reversed.
"My guys just were telling me it was short, you know?" he said, sounding exasperated. "It looked short and had they called him short, then it would've been short. It's the same thing last week: you call 'em a score, you let 'em score. They wouldn't overturn that one -- I'm going back to the Niners game, I guess. That's how it goes."
After the defense got a stop, Wilson got the ball with 4:54 remaining. A drop by Malik Turner on first down that would have crossed midfield stymied the drive, and a third-down sack on Wilson set up a fourth-and-11. With three timeouts and the 2-minute warning to come, Carroll decided to eschew going for it and punted.
"We were thinking about going for it in that sequence, but not at fourth-and-11," he said. "We thought our odds were so low. We had all the clock, we had the time, we had all of the opportunities to stop them to get the ball back, and so we didn't want to put it all on one play. If it was fourth-and-five or three or somewhere, we were all through the whole discussion of it, but it winds up being a sack and fourth and 11, unfortunately so."
Carroll's defense couldn't get a stop. Given how efficient the Packers' offense was for much of the game, it's fair to question the wisdom in punting and risking never getting the ball back.
The Packers converted 9-of-14 on third downs, which was the story of the game. Seattle forced two third-and-longs on the final drive. The first, third-and-8, Davante Adams, as he did all day, burned defensive back Ugo Amadi out of the slot, and Rodgers placed a perfect ball for the first down. Then Jimmy Graham made what ended up the game-sealing play.
"I think it's pretty special, a little extra special to get the ball to Jimmy Graham on that last third down," Rodgers said after the game during an interview with FOX's Erin Andrews. "He was in Seattle, you know, for a few years."
Seattle had its chances on the road, but came up just shy, review or not.