The Green Bay Packers Got Robbed By The Real Refs, Too

Jeff Triplette and his crew blew a call that almost cost the Packers the game, only a week after the replacement officials did cost them a game.

Let's set the scene: Green Bay leads the Saints 28-27 after Aaron Rodgers' 4th TD of the day, scored with 7:05 remaining in the game. Green Bay kicks off to New Orleans' Darren Sproles.

Sproles gets nailed, fumbling the ball away. But ref Jeff Triplette and his crew ruled that he was down before losing the ball — though it wasn't even close.

Sproles gets nailed, fumbling the ball away. But ref Jeff Triplette and his crew ruled that he was down before losing the ball — though it wasn't even close.

Use our rubbable GIFs to see for yourself. Sproles was fully upright when he let go of the ball, and it appears that Green Bay recovers, though there was a vicious scrum after the fumble.

Use our rubbable GIFs to see for yourself. Sproles was fully upright when he let go of the ball, and it appears that Green Bay recovers, though there was a vicious scrum after the fumble.

Mike McCarthy was not happy. But because he'd used his two challenges earlier, Green Bay couldn't challenge the call, and New Orleans maintained possession.

Mike McCarthy was not happy. But because he'd used his two challenges earlier, Green Bay couldn't challenge the call, and New Orleans maintained possession.


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