MILWAUKEE -- The Green Bay Packers take on the San Francisco 49ers in a divisional playoff game in San Francisco on Saturday night, January 12th -- and the game will be aired only on FOX6 at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night! Now, many Packers fans are hoping to get out to San Francisco and see the Pack on their next stop on the road to the Super Bowl.
Lynn Goelzer and others at Milwaukee's East Town Travel say they haven't received as many calls as they would have liked from fans looking to book travel packages for the upcoming game. Goelzer says for fans looking to go, there are travel packages available.
"We have a two-night package in San Francisco including hotel, game tickets in the end zone and transfers to the game, and a tailgate party for around $569," Goelzer said.
Goelzer says airfare currently starts at $350, but says she expects prices to climb this week.
"Those seats will go quick, so if you're thinking about going out to San Francisco, you should make your decision really quickly," Goelzer said.
Goelzer says she believes many Packers Backers are holding out -- waiting for a conference championship, which could be played at Lambeau Field, or a potential Super Bowl trip.
Mike Holzberger with Connections Ticket Service says those who have contacted his business are serious about making the trip.
"San Francisco is a destination city. It's somewhere that people want to go," Holzberger said.
Meanwhile, some Packers fans who are looking a bit further ahead are anticipating the potential of a Packers vs. Seahawks rematch!
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw a pass into the end zone. Several players, including Seattle wide receiver Golden Tate and Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings, jumped into the air in an attempt to catch the ball.
While the ball is in the air, Tate can be seen shoving Green Bay cornerback Sam Shields to the ground. This should have been a penalty for offensive pass interference, which would have ended the game. It was not called and is not reviewable in instant replay.
When the players hit the ground in the end zone, the officials determined that both Tate and Jennings had possession of the ball. Under the rule for simultaneous catch, the ball belongs to Tate, the offensive player. The result of the play was a touchdown.
Replay Official Howard Slavin stopped the game for an instant replay review. The aspects of the play that were reviewable included if the ball hit the ground and who had possession of the ball. In the end zone, a ruling of a simultaneous catch is reviewable. That is not the case in the field of play, only in the end zone.
Referee Wayne Elliott determined that no indisputable visual evidence existed to overturn the call on the field, and as a result, the on-field ruling of touchdown stood.
The result of the game was final.