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NFL admits a pair of officiating errors

Denver Broncos wide receiver Holliday celebrates after a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during an NFL football game in Charlotte Reuters

The NFL office admitted Monday a pair of relatively obvious and egregious officiating errors, including one that allowed a bogus touchdown to stand and one that let the clock run for over a minute when it shouldn’t have.

The league sent out statements effectively apologizing for both.

Broncos punt returner Trindon Holliday’s 76-yard punt return should have been reviewed but wasn’t, after he flipped the ball to the ground before crossing the goal line. Had it been reviewed, the points would have come off the board, and the Panthers would have been given the ball at the 20 after a touchback, with the game tied 7-7 in the second quarter (and Brian Murphy might still have a job today).

“Because the video showed that Holliday lost possession of the ball before it broke the plane of the goal line, [replay official Bob] Boylston should have stopped the game to initiate an instant replay review,” the statement said.

“Had that occurred, [referee Al] Riveron would have had the indisputable visual evidence necessary to overturn the on-field ruling.”

In San Francisco, the problems didn’t involve points, but mass confusion during a spot and measurement took 79 seconds out of a game that stayed tied at the end of the other 73:41.

“No member of the officiating crew recognized that the clock was incorrectly started by the clock operator during the measurement,” the statement said. “Once the next snap occurs, there is no mechanism to adjust the clock. Matters of timing are not reviewable by instant replay.

“The clock operator is employed by the Officiating Department at the league office. The clock procedures will be carefully reviewed this week with all game officials and clock operators to avoid further clock mistakes.”

Bad week at the office for the refs. Can you imagine if they had to keep working with replacements?

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  1. jhein23 says: Nov 12, 2012 5:14 PM

    Packers 7-2
    Seahawks 5-5

    Yesterday they were talking about how Russell Wilson hasn’t thrown a home INT. He threw 2 on the final drive against GB.

  2. drednot says: Nov 12, 2012 5:16 PM

    (St.L @ SF) I Thought the officials kept the “OFFICIAL” time on the field?

  3. trollaikman8 says: Nov 12, 2012 5:17 PM

    Dez Bryants TD catch sure looked incomplete.

  4. makimaguro says: Nov 12, 2012 5:18 PM

    If these mistakes would have happened with the replacements you media guru’s would have been blasting them.

    Please do the same to these over-paid ‘real’ officials!

  5. yaryers says: Nov 12, 2012 5:19 PM

    Also in the SF-StL game, with 40-some-odd seconds left in overtime, the refs spotted the ball, and then picked up the ball and re-spotted, burning another 6-10 seconds off the clock.

    In the SD-TB game, the refs threw a flag for PI against the player covering Gates. The DB never looked for the ball, and then hit Gates’s hands out of the way before the ball arrived. Inexplicably, the refs picked up the flag. Even more egregious, the commentators called it a good call as they were watching a slow mo replay of blatant PI.

  6. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 12, 2012 5:20 PM

    I think the loser on that incorrectly called TD in the GB-SEA game is going to be New Orleans. I feel that New Orleans will get to 9-7 and miss the wildcard by one game to SEA who incorrectly received a free win.

  7. huskersrock1 says: Nov 12, 2012 5:21 PM

    Where is everyone scorching the Refs like they did the replacements. The fact of the matter is that these mistakes have been happening for weeks but the announcers and the press practically ignore it.

  8. eagleswin says: Nov 12, 2012 5:21 PM

    Bad week at the office for the refs. Can you imagine if they had to keep working with replacements?

    ————————————

    Yes I can. If it had been the replacement refs, ESPN would be leading with the story about how bad the replacement refs are. Al Michaels would be on another old man rant about how the normal refs don’t make mistakes, let alone game changing mistakes. Chris Collingsworth would agree with him that he’s forgotten more than these refs know.

    Let’s see did i forget anything. Oh yea, Cam Newton would be apologizing to the fans for the horrible officiating and his offensive linemen would be plotting a boycott until the qualified refs come back.

    Nothing to see here folks, just ask Mike Perriera.

  9. realitypolice says: Nov 12, 2012 5:21 PM

    Isn’t EVERY scoring play automatically reviewed?

  10. leo133074 says: Nov 12, 2012 5:23 PM

    Yeah, I can imagine if they were still working with the replacements – it would be about the same you great fool!!!

  11. 12thman88 says: Nov 12, 2012 5:23 PM

    jhein23 says:
    Nov 12, 2012 5:14 PM
    Packers 7-2
    Seahawks 5-5

    Yesterday they were talking about how Russell Wilson hasn’t thrown a home INT. He threw 2 on the final drive against GB.
    ===========
    If Kam Chancellor doesn’t get called for that phantom PI call on Rodgers only TD drive that game ends 7-6. You guys lost. Get over it.

  12. sariff420 says: Nov 12, 2012 5:23 PM

    Now we have “real” refs making the same mistakes you lashed the replacements for. Either way, enough about GB and Seattle. The safety of the players and the integrity of the game is at risk now.

  13. jgedgar70 says: Nov 12, 2012 5:25 PM

    Nice to know they admit the errors. I doubt seriously if the Holiday play would have changed the outcome. It was a momentum-changer, but it doesn’t have anything to do with our offense giving up 7 sacks or going 0-for-Sunday on third down.

    I also don’t buy that Murphy wouldn’t have been fired. Trust me, there is more than enough evidence that in 25 games, the Panthers special teams unit is every bit as crummy as it was in 2010, when everything about the franchise was crummy. The deposed GM spent every available dollar on “special teams aces” this past offseason and the unit is no better. Even if they caught the drop and negated Holiday’s TD, that still doesn’t change the fact that he had burned us once before, and the ST coach kicked to him anyway.

  14. jimnaizeeum says: Nov 12, 2012 5:25 PM

    jhein23

    I’m a bit puzzled…what do your comments about the Packers & Seahawks have to do with this article?

  15. gtorlone says: Nov 12, 2012 5:25 PM

    The debacle in Carolina just proves that even the NFL has lazy people doing jobs that require a lot of responsibility. I’m near certain that replay official Bob Boylston didn’t even review the touchdown, simply assuming it was a good score because there was no issue with Holliday being down before the goal line, making a catch, getting his feet inbounds, or even stepping out of bounds. If you’re going to tell the fans that EVERY touchdown is reviewed by the replay official, you better make certain that they are, no matter how simplistic one score may seem.

  16. goodolebaghead says: Nov 12, 2012 5:26 PM

    At least the games are moving along more smoothly.

  17. dan7800 says: Nov 12, 2012 5:30 PM

    Did anyone watch the calls NE got away with yesterday?

  18. jhein23 says: Nov 12, 2012 5:30 PM

    Phantom PI calls are made every single Sunday.

    Never in all my years of watching football did I see 3 horrendous calls on 1 drive to keep a game going. Roughing the passer negating an INT by the Packers, Pass Interference on Sam Shields when the PI was obviously on Sidney Rice and 1 of the worst calls in the history of the league in the end zone.

    No 1 on the Packers team or any of their fans are going to say we lost fair and square. No way in he..

  19. jgedgar70 says: Nov 12, 2012 5:30 PM

    I turned over to the Rams-49ers late in the 4th. If I were a Rams fan, I would have completely blown my top when that 80-yarder to Amendola was negated by the illegal formation. The clock mismanagement? Sounded like “home cookin’ ” to me…

  20. brenenostler says: Nov 12, 2012 5:36 PM

    See, real refs make mistakes too. They weren’t worth the 8% raise they were asking for in their lockout.

  21. offthelows says: Nov 12, 2012 5:36 PM

    I’m guessing they focused so much on whether Trindon Holliday stepped out of bounds they neglected to notice the pre end zone ball flip. Fortunately it didn’t play a role in the outcome.

  22. 12thman88 says: Nov 12, 2012 5:39 PM

    jhein23 if you want to talk about calls or non calls keeping a game going let’s talk about the entire second half. Hawks get 8 sacks in the first half and 1 in the 2nd half?

    Best halftime adjustment the Packers made was telling their Oline to hold. Replacements weren’t going to call it.

  23. linvillegorge says: Nov 12, 2012 5:41 PM

    Honestly, the replacements were doing just as good of a job as these hacks. Every week there are huge calls blown in a laughable manner. How about the Dez Bryant non-catch for a TD? When it was the replacements, a huge deal was made of every error, no matter how small or large and it was considered to be impacting the integrity of the game. Now that it’s the regular refs out there still screwing up in a similar fashion, hardly a word is said. NFL officiating has become a joke.

  24. blackandbluedivision says: Nov 12, 2012 5:41 PM

    Den/Car – They did replay that touchdown. But, they were only looking at whether he stepped out of bounds or not.

  25. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 12, 2012 5:42 PM

    The first half in SF was one thing, but the officials standing over the ball while the clock ran, and then MOVING IT BACK, preventing any chance for the Rams to gain the 25 yards they needed to get into FG range for Zuerlein was more embarrassing.

  26. randyschwimmer7 says: Nov 12, 2012 5:46 PM

    I really don’t think taking that touchdown off the board would have done anything for Carolina. They got beat in every faucet of the game.

  27. nomoreseasontix says: Nov 12, 2012 5:48 PM

    Everyone has forgotten the player safety rallying cry.
    Good thing we’ve got the “professional” officials back. They wouldn’t let Jay Cutler and Alex Smith continue to play with concussions.
    Oops…. Yes they did.

    #overpaidoldmen

  28. ripster65 says: Nov 12, 2012 5:48 PM

    I could swear I heard that ref in the SF game ask for them to reset the game clock at one point and they just plain didn’t. Even the commentators mentioned it when it happened.

  29. wrm1230 says: Nov 12, 2012 5:49 PM

    The only relevant part about the Seattle-Green Bay nonsense is that at the end of this season, it’s not going to matter for Seattle anyway. They simply aren’t that good. Their fans should be thankful they are even in the playoff discussion….something that is fleeting and won’t be even remarkable by Week 13.

  30. marcinhouston says: Nov 12, 2012 5:53 PM

    I am not so concerned about reversing TDs due to early flips. Essentially the player was going to score, the defense did nothing to stop them, and you are whining about a technicality. Its like arguing the hitter stepped over second base without touching on a home run. Also, the league should admit they missed an egregious facemasking by the Falcons.

  31. nicewolf64 says: Nov 12, 2012 5:53 PM

    they only check for the obvious, and didnt think someone would be so stupid as to drop the ball b4 crossing the GL.. its not like they have ever seen it happen b4.

  32. youhavenoclue says: Nov 12, 2012 5:59 PM

    where were these admissions of officiating errors last week after the Steelers-Giants game? 6 terrible calls made that game look close, when in fact the Giants had their pants pulled down on national television

  33. 3yardsandacloud says: Nov 12, 2012 6:00 PM

    Stl@ San:

    In overtime, before they spotted and respotted the ball, there was a “fumble” on the field. San Fran picked it up and then lost it, but the ball moved backwards.

    It should have been 1st and 10; instead it was 3rd and short. Not to mention the 30 seconds that ticked away while players wrestled over the ball.

    Shouldn’t there have been an automatic review from upstairs, which would stop the clock and make sure the right time, with the right down and right distance was being played? Officiating looked really bad to end that game. (That was before they spotted the ball wrong and had to respot it)

  34. lucky5936 says: Nov 12, 2012 6:00 PM

    Cue the idiots who complain the regular refs are just as bad as the replacement officials. No one said the regular refs were perfect. They’ve made bad calls in the past and they will make them again in the future. But if you think for one second that the quality of officiating has not improved drastically since the return of the regular officials, you truly have no business posting on this site.

  35. choppinwood says: Nov 12, 2012 6:00 PM

    Still waiting for Mike Perriera to make his media rounds to tell everyone how these sub-par officials
    are affecting the outcomes of NFL games and endangering the health of players, and should be
    quickly replaced for the sake of the game.
    It would be hypocritical not to.

  36. randyschwimmer7 says: Nov 12, 2012 6:07 PM

    nicewolf64 says:
    Nov 12, 2012 5:53 PM
    they only check for the obvious, and didnt think someone would be so stupid as to drop the ball b4 crossing the GL.. its not like they have ever seen it happen b4.
    ——————————————–

    They also didn’t think someone would be so blatant and lazy by using b4 instead of spelling it out like a normal human being. b4….What is that your parking garage level?

  37. ravenseattheirownpoop says: Nov 12, 2012 6:08 PM

    Did they ever admit to the 4 calls they blew in the Giants-Steelers game?

  38. deltachi8 says: Nov 12, 2012 6:10 PM

    Good job Union refs!

  39. dizil3 says: Nov 12, 2012 6:11 PM

    I guess they forgot about the Patriots v. Bills game where they called a pass interferance call for Gronkowski, when the ball was thrown 20 past him to Brandon Loyd. And on the same drive another PI call against bills that brady threw out of the enzone and was completly out of play and uncatchable. These penalties gave the Pats about 50 yards and put the ball on the 1 basically handing them a touchdown before the half..Of course the Bills lose by 6 and little Brady gets his Win..Refs love Patriots and Tom Brady it’s just not fair to other players and teams and their fans..

  40. bucfandango says: Nov 12, 2012 6:16 PM

    Sorry to say, this is the best officiating I’ve seen in years.

    A man walks into a bar and says……

    It all seems to balance out. On any given Sunday, some team gets porked by Zebras. It happens to different teams week in and week out. Sometimes it doesn’t matter and sometimes it keeps your team out of the playoffs and GB goes on to win the Super Bowl.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if coaches could challenge 1 or 2 penalties per game?

  41. lennydpocketqb says: Nov 12, 2012 6:16 PM

    Packers fans are still mad at the replacement ref game? Bwahahahahahha!

  42. lroc20 says: Nov 12, 2012 6:25 PM

    A day later and Dez Bryant still hasnt caught that ball, they also threw a flag for pi on the play and I still cant find that call either

  43. mgdsquiggy17 says: Nov 12, 2012 6:37 PM

    Funny thing… if this was the replacement refs we would have already had 4-5 articles about it. I guess since Mike’s crusade against the replacements is over they won’t beat the reg refs to death and call out every single mistake like they did to the replacements.

  44. hauts81 says: Nov 12, 2012 6:46 PM

    “Because the video showed that Holliday lost possession of the ball before it broke the plane of the goal line, [replay official Bob] Boylston should have stopped the game to initiate an instant replay review,” the statement said.

    “Had that occurred, [referee Al] Riveron would have had the indisputable visual evidence necessary to overturn the on-field ruling.”

    I’m confused. Regardless of what the video showed, I thought all scoring plays were automatically reviewed. Why wasn’t this one?

  45. tbtrojan says: Nov 12, 2012 6:46 PM

    This is barely even worth mentioning, it’s not like it’s news to anyone that has been following the league for more than 2 weeks.
    The “official” officials are every bit as useless as the replacements were and are making multiple outcome altering errors in virtually every game.
    Lets not even get onto the subject of them preventing player injuries.
    Rey Lewis, Michael Vick, Alex Smith, Jay Cutler, Lardarius Webb, Brian Cushing, Quincy Black, and all other NFL players would like to thank the league for making a deal to bring back the refs that prevent injury.

  46. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 12, 2012 6:49 PM

    When is the NFL going to start fining itself for mistakes and sending rebates back to the teams???

  47. joeinbuffalo says: Nov 12, 2012 6:54 PM

    have to agree NE got some real breaks in the game How an it be PI in the endzone when the ball lands past the yellow line behind the endzone

  48. briang123 says: Nov 12, 2012 6:58 PM

    Here’s another one; Just before 2 minute warning in 4th quarter, Nick Foles hit Demaris Johnson on 4th down. Johnson dove out of bounds, the official stopped the clock, then re-started the clock before the next snap? Why? He was out of bounds!

  49. 989lions says: Nov 12, 2012 6:59 PM

    for all you Carolina fans complaining about your ST I feel your pain (Lions fan) I believe the easiest thing to do is neutralize a ST teams stud in the return game, all you have to do is NOT KICK IT TO HIM. That is all, squib it, kick it out of bounds, whatever you do, you will give you a few yards for free but you don’t have to worry about a long return or a TD. It drives me insane when the Lions kick to Hester twice a season, or any other stud KR/PR because you can choose to just not send the ball that way and the problem is avoided.

  50. jn213 says: Nov 12, 2012 7:04 PM

    Also, in the Cowboys game the punt return for a TD featured a blatant uncalled block in the back on Colt Anderson 5 yards in front of the professional referees.

  51. seahawks4alltime says: Nov 12, 2012 7:04 PM

    “No 1 on the Packers team or any of their fans are going to say we lost fair and square. No way in he..”

    Well, you lost. Fair or not, the Packers lost. The Seahawks have lost games plenty of times that they shouldn’t have.

    Packers and Packers fan should count their lucky stars if that is the only game the refs have taken away from your team. It happens to a lot of teams fairly frequently. True, it doesn’t always have on the last play of the game, but that’s really beside the point.

    If you want to talk about reviewing a call the refs made then you MUST review all the calls the refs made. And if you do that then the outcome really could go either way. So just get over it. You lost, fair or not. That’s the way it goes on any given Sunday.

  52. bgr3232 says: Nov 12, 2012 7:05 PM

    I thought that every scoring play is reviewed. So either someone saw it and didnt say anything, or someone is not doing there job. There have been a few touchdowns this year where it has been close and it was not reviewed before the extra point.

  53. jerrygray721 says: Nov 12, 2012 7:14 PM

    @bucdanfango it’s clear you dont watch many patriot games. i agree with you alot of times these things balance out but the patriots go all the way back to much earlier last decade and it was even evident yesterday and anyone who pays any attention can see they have got away with serious holding on the o-line that seems to never get called they always seem to get these big calls late in games or game changing calls. the calls or no calls somehow or another seem to favor the pats most of the time and when you couple that with all the cheating they have gotten away with they should have 10 superbowls by now. if they took away thier refs and video cameras the pats may not win another game

  54. csilojohnson says: Nov 12, 2012 7:19 PM

    Still waiting on an apology for spotting the Giants 14 points last week. Every game I watched had horrendous officiating. I have sunday ticket so that was a hand full. This is every week though. The regular refs have performed well below the standard the replacements set earlier this season. Fine the refs! I dont use twitter. Someone get that trending. I personally don’t agree with the fines. The flogs gates have already been opened though. Might as well fine these repeat offenders.
    Fine the refs! I’m talking replay officials too!

  55. ceadderman says: Nov 12, 2012 7:24 PM

    nicewolf64 says:

    “They only check for the obvious, and didnt think someone would be so stupid as to drop the ball b4 crossing the GL.. its not like they have ever seen it happen b4.”

    Actually YES they have seen it happen before. Years ago a Titan(I forget who it was) actually dropped the ball before he crossed the plane. It was recovered by the other team. They called Touchdown, it ended up being reviewed and overturned Opposition got the ball back on the 1.

    So yessir it did happen and yessir the League has seen it happen before.

  56. snargi01 says: Nov 12, 2012 7:27 PM

    If you were watching the 49er/Rams game, that 80 yarder in overtime that was called back was legit. Mike Perriera went over it with the announcers on video replay and showed the who and why of the illegal formation penalty. The refs got that one right.

  57. paleandpasty says: Nov 12, 2012 7:28 PM

    The announcer in the dolphins game said yesterday, i font know why the dolphins are looking for any calls from the refs, for some reason they are not going to get it today. Since the real refs came back they havent gotten any calls and have had some real weird calls against them. The had a replay denied eventhough the opponents finger touched the goal line, so many to name and not one word from all the cry babies that complained about the replacements.

    I have also seen countless other bad calls in most games too.

  58. ripster65 says: Nov 12, 2012 7:34 PM

    Essentially the player was going to score, the defense did nothing to stop them, and you are whining about a technicality.

    ——

    A fumble is not a technicality, it’s a turnover.

  59. buffalose says: Nov 12, 2012 7:50 PM

    Both PI calls in one drive against buffalo? Handed MR. Brady a td, both were not catchable, one called one a guy who was covering the reciever the ball wasn’t passed too, holding yes but not PI, the other one went out of the back of te end zone, almost landed in the stands, impossible to catch, meaning no PI.
    Yes Mr. Brady sir…

  60. raiderapologist says: Nov 12, 2012 8:06 PM

    They only admitted to a pair? Pitiful. The refs should be getting fined for some of the calls they made Sunday.

  61. aljack88 says: Nov 12, 2012 8:13 PM

    jerrygray721 says:
    Nov 12, 2012 7:14 PM
    @bucdanfango it’s clear you dont watch many patriot games. i agree with you alot of times these things balance out but the patriots go all the way back to much earlier last decade and it was even evident yesterday and anyone who pays any attention can see they have got away with serious holding on the o-line that seems to never get called they always seem to get these big calls late in games or game changing calls. the calls or no calls somehow or another seem to favor the pats most of the time and when you couple that with all the cheating they have gotten away with they should have 10 superbowls by now. if they took away thier refs and video cameras the pats may not win another game

    ——————————————————-

    all their cheating, all those paid off refs and they still haven’t gotten those “10 superbowls”. Then we have other posters whining about how the Giants owe the Steelers 14 points because the refs were in the New Yorker pockets….

    It’s like, you have whiners from 16 teams every week

  62. ballboy48 says: Nov 12, 2012 8:30 PM

    Can the NFL please admit that no football game should ever end in a tie, ever again!

    Thanks,

    Everyone

  63. EJ says: Nov 12, 2012 9:08 PM

    dizil3 says: Nov 12, 2012 6:11 PM

    I guess they forgot about the Patriots v. Bills game where they called a pass interferance call for Gronkowski, when the ball was thrown 20 past him to Brandon Loyd. And on the same drive another PI call against bills that brady threw out of the enzone and was completly out of play and uncatchable. These penalties gave the Pats about 50 yards and put the ball on the 1 basically handing them a touchdown before the half..Of course the Bills lose by 6 and little Brady gets his Win..Refs love Patriots and Tom Brady it’s just not fair to other players and teams and their fans..

    God damn right. The Patriots were just about handed that TD. The Refs sure do love Belichick, Brady and the Patriots. Bills lose by 6, without Brady’s free touchdown, the Bills go home with a W!

  64. jeffovikes says: Nov 12, 2012 9:26 PM

    I would rather have the NFL ref’s admit their mistakes rather than having a discussion about the media blasting them for their mistakes.

  65. FinFan68 says: Nov 12, 2012 9:30 PM

    The officiating errors are basically the same. The only real differences are the flow/timing is better (so the TV schedule is not hindered as much) and these officials are more confident in themselves and rarely question each other. Lack of confidence caused those marathon conferences in many replacement ref games. Most of the same mistakes are being made by these guys (poor spots, missed calls, phantom calls, obvious error even after replay, calling penalties on guys that were not on the field, microphone issues/bad explanations, game changing mistakes, etc.) but nobody is screaming about it any more because there are no “scabs” doing unionized jobs. Somehow these mistakes by the “real refs have no impact on safety or game integrity but all replacement ref mistakes could have ended professional football as we know it. BS. The mistakes are just as frequent but are not as scrutinized or magnified by the media.

  66. billsfan1 says: Nov 12, 2012 9:37 PM

    Every play should be reviewable or none should

  67. roadtrip3500 says: Nov 12, 2012 11:13 PM

    The TV announcers have caused a lot of confusion about scoring plays and turnovers being “reviewed”.

    On such a play, the replay official looks over the replay. If he doesn’t think anything is wrong, he sends a text to the field that the play is confirmed and the next play proceeds. It’s only if the replay official sees something questionable that he signals the referee to go under the hood and make a final review and ruling.

    What the NFL admitted is, the replay official should have noticed the ball being tossed before it crossed the plane, and should have then signaled for the referee to make a final review. The replay official instead signaled “confirmed” and there could be no further action by the field officials.

    As for the clock, the official clock is the scoreboard clock unless it malfunctions, then the clock is kept on the field by the line judge.

  68. The Piscean says: Nov 12, 2012 11:15 PM

    The replacement officials were not any worse than these regular officials. And for those watching the MNF game tonight between KC and Pitt, don’t tell me the refs don’t regularly make bad calls that favor the homes teams, and the Steelers are, historically, the greatest benefactors of poorly officiated games. Tonight, KC had a touchdown called back on a terrible holding call. It must be nice to be a Steeler’s fan, but wouldn’t you all rather get legitimate wins (including Super Bowl wins)? I’m not even a Chiefs fan, but I am tonight! Go Chiefs! Down with the old guard Steelers and the tyranny they represent!

  69. larryboodry says: Nov 13, 2012 2:07 AM

    In the Bears-Texans game, the refs should have had the benefit of the red line showing that Jay Cutler threw that pass to Hester before crossing the line of scrimmage, even the announcers thought that was a bad call…Cost the Bears a 1st.-and-goal, since Dobbins’ illegal hit on Cutler would have not been offset.

    That said, I am notblaming the loss on anyone but the Bears, they had plenty of other plays that were fumbled away (Davis and Bush), or dropped (Marshall in the end zone, Davis again.)

  70. kydkrunk says: Nov 13, 2012 12:40 PM

    out of control

  71. papabear5769 says: Nov 13, 2012 12:45 PM

    @ 8to80texansblog we did not get a free win we won by playing hard vigorous football!All u who think different need to get over it already u all sound like a bunch of school girls fighting over who’s the cutest boy in school!What a bunch of crybabies!

  72. broncobeta says: Nov 13, 2012 3:13 PM

    12thman88 says:

    If Kam Chancellor doesn’t get called for that phantom PI call on Rodgers only TD drive that game ends 7-6. You guys lost. Get over it.

    ————————————-

    You mean the PI call where we had he wasn’t playing that ball whatsoever?

    Yeah, I remember that.

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