Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick says he felt like he let his team down after failing to come up with the onside kick that allowed the Seattle Seahawks to come back and eventually win the NFC Championship Game.
With the Packers leading 19-14 with 2:09 remaining in the fourth quarter, Seattle floated the onside kick towards Bostick, who was supposed to block and let wide receiver Jordy Nelson field the ball. Instead, the ball bounced off Bostick's hands and helmet, and Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews recovered it.
"I let my team down, I feel like," Bostick said to ESPN.com. "There was a lot on this game. I just feel like if I was able to do my job -- my assignment was to block -- Jordy would've caught the ball and the game would've been over."
"I felt like I had my hands on the ball," added Bostick. "It just slipped away, I guess. I just got hit and didn't have the ball."
Seattle scored four plays later to take the lead before the Packers tied the score with a field goal at the end of regulation. The Seahawks scored a touchdown on the first possession of overtime to advance to the Super Bowl for the second consecutive year.
"Brandon, just like anything, you get into one of those critical spots, it is important for everybody to do their job," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "Unfortunately that wasn't the case on that play. And that's the result of it."
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