Some sleepless nights are on tap for Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick.
Bostick inexplicably botched Steven Hauschka’s onside kick with just over two minutes remaining in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game at CenturyLink Field. The Seattle Seahawks recovered the kick and subsequently won in overtime 28-22 to advance to Super Bowl XLIX.
If Bostick recovered the onside kick, the Packers, who were leading 19-14, perhaps could have run out the clock. Instead, the ball clanked off Bostick’s helmet and the Seahawks recovered, paving the way for Seattle to grab a 22-19 lead with 1:25 to go.
The Packers responded, as Mason Crosby booted a clutch field goal to send the game into overtime. The Seahawks seized the victory in OT, however, when Russell Wilson hooked up with Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown.
Bostick and the Packers are left to ponder what could have been.