Wide receiver Golden Tate of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call at CenturyLink Field. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas oddsmakers say $300 million or more changed hands worldwide on a controversial referee call that decided the Monday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks.
Sports book chief Jay Kornegay said Tuesday that bettors at The LVH casino registered shock, some celebration, then anger when the outcome of the Packers game against the Seahawks was decided due to what he called "a blatant bad call."
The Seahawks won 14-12 after referees ruled that a Seattle receiver came down with the ball in a pile of bodies in the end zone.
Gambling expert RJ Bell of Las Vegas-based Pregame.com says he thinks two-thirds of bets worldwide were on the Packers, and that sports books took in at least $150 million because of the call.
Meanwhile, Tom Brady says replacement officials are doing their best and are not the reason for the outcomes of any of the Patriots' games.
New England's quarterback also said Tuesday he didn't see the call Monday night that resulted in Seattle's 14-12 victory over the Packers. Golden Tate was awarded a touchdown on a pass he and Green Bay's M.D. Jennings wrestled for in the end zone. The Packers said it should have been ruled an interception.
Brady said on WEEI radio that part of his job is not to worry about officials.
The Patriots (1-2) lost Sunday night to the Baltimore Ravens 31-30, a game decided by a last-play field goal. Coach Bill Belichick grabbed an official's arm while leaving the field. He later said he was trying to find out if the play was reviewable.
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