Marty Mornhinweg, the offensive coordinator for the New York Jets, appeared to call timeout during a touchdown play.
QB Geno Smith tossed what appeared to be a game-tying TD in the fourth quarter against the Packers when Mornhinweg called timeout right before the play snapped.
Due to the noise of the Green Bay crowd, the officiating crew didn’t hear it.
After the play was over, a referee called it back.
A number of Jets fans on social media were chiding Mornhinweg following the 31-24 loss.
AP: Rodgers, Packers roar back to beat Jets 31-24
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Once they figured out the New York Jets’ running game, the Green Bay Packers set the tone through the air.
Aaron Rodgers threw for three touchdowns, Jordy Nelson had a career-high 209 yards receiving and the Packers rallied from an 18-point deficit to win their home opener 31-24 on Sunday.
New York appeared to tie it with 5 minutes left on a 37-yard touchdown catch by Jeremy Kerley on fourth down — but it was negated because the Jets (1-1) called a timeout from the sideline just before the snap. The Packers (1-1) held on from there to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2006.
Randall Cobb caught two short scoring strikes and a 2-point conversation that gave the Packers a 24-21 lead in the third quarter.
Rodgers finished 25 of 42 with 346 yards, Nelson had nine catches and Cobb finished with five catches for 39 yards.
Green Bay went up 31-24 late in the third quarter when Nelson worked a double move on Dee Milliner for an 80-yard touchdown catch.
Geno Smith’s last-ditch pass on fourth-and-8 with 3:31 left to a double-covered Kerley was tipped away. The 78,000-plus fans at Lambeau Field breathed a collective sigh of relief, and the Packers held the ball from there.
Just a couple of hours earlier, it looked as if the home crowd was going to witness a surprising loss.
Chris Ivory barreled up the middle for a 4-yard score at 10:38 of the second quarter that left the fans in stunned silence with the Packers down 21-3.
Slowly, but surely, the offense started chipping away. Then, the defense came up with some big stops late.
Clay Matthews tipped away a pass by Smith on first down to start one three-and-out drive by the Jets in the fourth quarter.