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In fine NFL tradition, the Lions got screwed by officials who either were unfamiliar with the rules, or did not feel like applying them in certain situations. This happens to them constantly, it is kind of comical at this point. Poor bastards, they try so hard.
Along with what may have been the worse pass blocking I have ever seen, Seattle fans should be concerned that they have only looked good against the league's worst teams, and barely put away the 0-4 Lions, needing the refs to completely blow a huge call for them to do so. Not a good look, but the defense looks worlds better with Chancellor back there.
Good thing he folded his cards when his hand was at its strongest.
ONE touchdown in the 1st half all season. yesterday, the offense had a net of 6 points.
Then we were "on to Cincinnati" and suddenly looked unbeatable. It's your turn now.
You're still be the best team in the NFC. See you in February.
Not only did that drag down Arizona to within one game of us, but we have two games against them to get the lead.
The Rams winning vindicates our loss to them, that it is truly a tough team to beat, and we have to keep our eye out for them. Somewhat fortunately they seem expert at beating divisional teams and losing to everyone else.
The catch 22 about these wins is that even though they expose the ineptitude of our offensive coordinator, losses are the only thing that will force the organizations hand to make the necessary change.
*I'm pretending that's a thing.
Holy shit truest thing ever
Looking at the play, it is obvious to anyone it was intentional (player and coach confirmed as much later as well), so I find it more likely the ref was unfamiliar with the rule, but saying "I misinterpreted" is a lot better than saying "I didn't know."
@16: Almost as good a call as the "Fail Mary," right?
The thing with subjectivity is that the rules essentially force the refs to make these judgement calls. When they make the wrong judgement call, it is still a mistake, regardless of it is benefits the team you like. Besides, everyone at home and at the game watching could see plain as day it was intentional. Huge blown call.
This makes no sense, as fumbles that go out of bounds unrecovered outside of the end zone simply act as dead balls, and possession does not change. This oddity forces the rules committee to make batting balls here illegal as it gives a huge advantage to the defense, and would allow "Holy Roller" plays for the offense.
The rule should be adjusted so that an unrecovered fumble out of the end zone is placed at the spot the runner lost control, and possession does not change. This removes the need to have it be illegal for defensive players to bat the ball out of the endzone. Takes out the subjectivity, and brings more consistency to the rule book.
I didn't know it was a penalty at the time, and I'm not sure if I could tell when I first saw the play that it was intentional, or if I just knew it was because the replay made it clear. I liked what someone said on Deadspin about it: it shouldn't have been called because it didn't make a difference, if he hadn't batted it the result would've been the same. If he tries to catch it instead and runs out, same thing happens, so it was just a coaching issue apparently...
Also, I'm a huge Pats fan, but fuck Rosevelt Colvin. You are why people hate us, not because we're good, but because we're assholes!