The NFL is hurting its own product by going "all in" with a losing hand.

I said on the Monday edition of “The Noe Show” that the NFL is going “all in” with a losing hand. It’s clear that the NFL replacement officials are bad for the league. They made a horrendous error during a 14-12 win by the Seattle Seahawks over the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football.

The replacement officials missed on obvious offensive pass interference call on Seattle’s Golden Tate. Later on the same play, the officials incorrectly ruled that Golden Tate had simultaneous possession with Packers’ safety M.D. Jennings (video below). The play resulted in a game-winning touchdown for the Seahawks. It was a hideous error.

Again, I mentioned on the Monday edition of “The Noe Show” that the NFL is shoving all of its chips to the middle of the poker table with a losing hand. The Monday edition of my show aired at 1:00pm ET on 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio. That’s well before the debacle on Monday night.

The awful error that the officials made on Monday Night Football further drives home the point that the NFL is betting on a losing hand. The replacement referees will never be viewed as adequate officials. Would the real officials have gotten this call right? Who knows? We do know that the replacement officials screwed this thing up though. That’s really all that matters.

Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts "The Noe Show" weekdays from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.