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ZEBRAS ROB LIONS

If I was a Detroit Lions fan, I'd be screaming for referee blood about that.

Picking up that flag on a FLAGRANT pass interference by Dallas in the fourth quarter was the worse call... or non-call... the NFL has seen since... well... since the non-call on the botched field goal attempt in the Giants/ 49ers playoff game ages ago.

Shocking.  Really shocking.

The Lions could still have won the game.  They did lots to blow it afterward, from penalties of their own (none as flagrant, none picked up) to blown coverages to a shanked punt and a fumble.  But still... Detroit could well have locked up the victory on that drive, the play was textbook pass interference, the penalty needed to stand.  The defender mugged the tight end.

One for the books.

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trebla1972
Jan. 6th, 2015 03:04 am (UTC)
Re: eye for an eye
Nope. The NFL's head of officials said today that taking your helmet off on the field only applies to players currently playing on the field, in other words the Cowboys defense and the Lions offense on that play. He did say that the officials could have flagged Bryant for arguing from the sideline but that is a judgement call, not an automatic penalty.

The NFL's official stance on that play is that there should have not been defensive PI or offensive face mask but they should have called the Cowboys LB Hitchens for defensive holding which would have been 5 yards and a 1st down. http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story/_/id/12124549/dean-blandino-holding-call-missed-vs-dallas-cowboys-lb-anthony-hitchens

Nobody is going to be happy with that play.

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