"The interpretation was it definitely played a factor in (Baldwin's) route and it should have been called," Carroll said. "There's nothing you can do about it. You just have to live with it. That's just part of the game."
Baldwin was knocked off his corner fade route from the 2-yard line and the pass fell incomplete. The Seahawks had the ball two more times down four points, but never came that close again.
"Pete just came up to me today and told me the NFL came back and said, 'It should have been a penalty,' " Baldwin told USA Today. "Pete said, 'It's unfortunate. We move ahead. And we're not worried about it.' "
"I was upset after the game. And now I've just let it go," said Baldwin. "The refs are human, too. We all make mistakes."