2012 NFL referee lockout
The end of a three-month NFL referee lockout came three days after chaos reigned after the Patriots 31-30 last-second loss in Week 3 to the Ravens. New England coach Bill Belichick grabbed an official looking for a rules clarification, resulting in a $50,000 fine. But the tipping point was undoubtedly the nationally televised game on a Monday night. The Packers were robbed of a 12-7 victory when replacement officials failed to call offensive pass interference, and then incorrectly ruled that the Seahawks had scored a touchdown on the final play of the game. The NFL ruled that Seattles 14-12 victory would stand.