Pay up, Seahawks.
The Green Bay Packers have put the Inaccurate Reception behind them, and they've done their best not to begrudge Seattle the win that really wasn't. But karma has a way of coming back around, and the Seahawks have a chance to put things right this weekend.
''Without looking in the past, we have to root for a team we fell short to,'' Clay Matthews said Thursday. ''So that's how it goes. We'll control our own destiny by winning these out and hopefully we can get some help along the way.''
See, San Francisco (10-3-1) is a game ahead of Green Bay (10-4) for the NFC's No. 2 seed and Seattle plays the 49ers on Sunday night. Beat the Niners and the Seahawks can essentially get the Packers back to where they would have been had replacement referees not blown that call back in September.
Which means that, providing they beat Tennessee on Sunday afternoon, the Packers will find themselves rooting for the Seahawks.
''Yeah, but we'd love to have that bye, be sitting there...