Replacement referees have made their mark, for the worse, often in this young season. But through almost three full weeks, none of those gaffes had a direct, absolute impact on the winner.
Until Monday night.
Golden Tate's controversial last-second, game-winning touchdown catch against the Packers will echo for the entire season, including on how the playoff seedings fall. In the immediate aftermath, the football world unleashed a hailstorm of criticism on the referees and the league. A sampling of tweets is below.
First, the SI NFL team weighs in.
Packers players quickly took to Twitter to voice their opinions. In addition to the tweets below, players like T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton launched expletive-filled rants.
Other reactions from around Twitter: