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Another questionable call in Washington

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The Ravens led the Redskins by seven, but the margin has been cut to four in the third quarter.

With Baltimore driving near midfield, quarterback Joe Flacco lost the ball when he was hit while trying to throw a pass.  Washington recovered, and then drove the ball into position for a 48-yard field goal.

The turnover came one play after the Ravens picked up 15 yards of field position on a bad call from the officials.  After Flacco overthrew receiver Torrey Smith, Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall hit Smith in the shoulder pads with Hall’s hands.

Hall was flagged for a high hit on a defenseless receiver.If nothing else, it balances out the bad call on Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata, who was flagged for hitting Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III in the helmet — even though there was no helmet contact.

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3 Responses to “Another questionable call in Washington”
  1. joetoronto says: Dec 9, 2012 3:03 PM

    That was a late hit by MeAngelo Hall, no question.

  2. bostoncollie says: Dec 9, 2012 3:24 PM

    The replacement refs have snuck back onto the field…brutal reffing in Cincy too.

  3. prospero63 says: Dec 9, 2012 3:54 PM

    At the beginning of the season, the poor calls by the officials generated a firestorm of controversy. I don’t understand why the last three weeks, which have been every bit as bad as the first three weeks, isn’t doing the same. What I’d really love to see is what the NFL is doing about it. Supposedly the NFL picked the fight because they wanted a system of accountability for the referees. Well, are they doing that? Are ref’s being fined? Are refs being replaced? What in the world was the purpose of the lockout if poor officiating is allowed to continue unabated every week?

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