NFL Refs Blow Another Big Call, But Not Much Will Change
An NFL official missed another crucial call late in a game, but it seems unlikely that anything is going to change with how the league handles replay.By Grant Suneson | October 6, 2015
The refs blew it again! No, that’s not an angry fan screaming at the TV; that’s basically what the NFL said after Monday Night Football. But they’re still not going to let the refs fix it.
Late in the game, Calvin Johnson fumbled at the goal line and Seahawks LB K.J. Wright knocked the ball out of bounds on purpose. He thought that would give the Seahawks the ball on the twenty yard line and seal their win.
It did, but it wasn’t supposed to. Turns out you can’t intentionally bat the ball out of bounds when you’re in the end zone. Instead of being called a penalty that would’ve given the Lions the ball at the goal line, the blown call drastically cut their chances of winning the game.