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Controversy draws

As expected, “Monday Night Football” topped the cable ratings for Monday. What wasn’t expected, though, was the controversial finish that led directly into a huge episode of ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” The game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks came down to the final play, in which the NFL’s replacement referees awarded the winning touchdown to Seattle on a play in which Green Bay appeared to have made an interception. The play was instantly viral on Twitter and Facebook. ESPN’s “SportsCenter” had a huge 3.1 rating with 6.462 million viewers, up from a 1.8 and 3.792 million following last week’s game. –