Jacob Hollister short of game-winning touchdown by inches on 4th-and-goal
The Seattle Seahawks missed out on beating the San Francisco 49ers for the division by inches on Sunday night after Jacob Hollister was ruled to have been short of the goal line following a catch.
Seattle had a 4th-and-goal in the final seconds down 26-21 to San Francisco. Russell Wilson threw across the middle on a slant to Hollister, who fought to try and break the plane of the goal line. He was close, so officials reviewed the play and decided he was down just short of the goal line.
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That was the correct call. Hollister’s left shoulder was down inches short of the goal line before he rolled the ball past it.
The 49ers got one play because time was still on the clock and pushed forward to run things out on a 26-21 victory that gave them the NFC West.
The 49ers now have the top seed in the NFC and get a first-round bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Seattle drops to the fifth seed and will have to visit the Eagles in the wild-card round.