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NFL identified 16 missed calls in Packers-Jaguars game

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 11:  Randall Cobb #18 of the Green Bay Packers attempts a reception during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 11, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) Getty Images

The officials working last week’s Packers-Jaguars game have plenty of work to do.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the NFL identified 16 missed calls during the game. The Jaguars were apparently unhappy with the officiating, including a missed defensive holding call on the Packers that would have given the Jaguars first-and-goal.

That sounds terrible, although it may not be quite as bad as it sounds. After all, there are hundreds of things the officials have to be looking for during a game. To identify 16 things that they should have seen but didn’t after going through video of the game slowly after the fact isn’t to say it’s realistic to think the officials could have identified all 16 of those things at the time.

The NFL does not release to the public a full list of missed calls, but it does allow the teams to ask about questionable calls, and the officiating office tells teams which of those calls were wrong. Until the NFL starts releasing that information, we really don’t know how many missed calls are identified in most games. But we’d hope it’s fewer than 16.

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79 Responses to “NFL identified 16 missed calls in Packers-Jaguars game”
  1. jmizzal says: Sep 18, 2016 11:56 AM

    NFL refs helping golden boy Aaron Rodgers

  2. axespray says: Sep 18, 2016 11:57 AM

    A Gus Bradley Coached team complaining about defensive holding?

    What next, a Shanahan coached team complaining that the other team’s Oline played dirty?

  3. billh1947 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:58 AM

    Well its no wonder the best team lost,the refs were against them.if they miss that many calls they shoud quit.

  4. chippysbinky says: Sep 18, 2016 12:01 PM

    345 Park Ave doesn’t feed their shills info for no reason. NFL no doubt ‘leaking’ that out to justify influencing…er calling…er assisting from NY.

  5. kcchefs58 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:01 PM

    With so many rules and the speed of the game, it’s not surprising they miss calls. Getting better refs may not be all that possible.

  6. gbatap says: Sep 18, 2016 12:01 PM

    Considering in the past the league has been reluctant to admit one bad call post game, 16 is actually a huge number. They want more “full time” officials and this many mistakes are still being made?

  7. swagjag says: Sep 18, 2016 12:02 PM

    Those refs took off their cheeseheads on their way to the stadium (after their shift at Foot Locker).

  8. vavikingfan says: Sep 18, 2016 12:03 PM

    Blandino will correct this by announcing next week there were none this week.

  9. onebuffalove716 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:04 PM

    There are too many things that a ref has to see. I believe that all calls and all plays should be reviewable. Same number of challenges allowed would not slow the game down.
    Either that or get rid of replay and play the game with the understanding that one persons judgement is what it is and mistakes will happen.

    Even replay gets things wrong.

  10. fartweasel says: Sep 18, 2016 12:05 PM

    This is not news to fans of any teams who regularly play the packers.

  11. fwippel says: Sep 18, 2016 12:07 PM

    I understand the officials not being perfect, but 16 missed calls is far too many.

  12. iluvbears says: Sep 18, 2016 12:09 PM

    They better do better than that tonight. I’ve watched Vikings vs Packers for close to 50 years. Ever since Favre came into the league it seems the officials refuse to see many of the penalties that Green Bay makes but are always overly cognizant of Vikings penalties, both real & imagined, in the games played between these two teams.

  13. packsupersoldier says: Sep 18, 2016 12:10 PM

    Cue the butthurt whining from Viking fans…

  14. riraider says: Sep 18, 2016 12:11 PM

    16 missed calls. How do you fix it ? More officials on the field ? I don’t have solution that wouldn’t slow the game.
    How would change things?

  15. 700levelvet says: Sep 18, 2016 12:11 PM

    How is this possible?

  16. lambeauwest says: Sep 18, 2016 12:11 PM

    I wonder how many calls were missed that benefited the Jags. To mention 1 of the 15 calls is unfair.

  17. grogansheroes says: Sep 18, 2016 12:12 PM

    Oh, that;s for the game? I thought it was the first quarter.

  18. skol4life says: Sep 18, 2016 12:12 PM

    Old news to the Vikings, Bears and the Lions. The Bucs fans remember too. You play the Packers you have to overcome the officials as well as the team.

  19. nolasoxfan2012 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:14 PM

    I bet the refs are really happy the league office is leaking that kind of info. If only the stuffed suits in the league office were held to the same standards…

  20. buckybadger says: Sep 18, 2016 12:16 PM

    There are at least that many in most games. What constitutes a missed call? You can holding on almost every play. With that said the Packers did get the better end of the calls in that game.

  21. mowerguyjags says: Sep 18, 2016 12:18 PM

    The missed calls that the cheesers committed against the Jags got so bad and blatant….even both game announcers were noticing and commenting about how bad it had gotten.

    One one play a holding call against Luke Joeckel came as the defender hand HIS hands all in his Face mask.

    It went beyond the bounds of “mistakes” or “human error”..that usually occur in all games and fans and teams have to accept. This was ridiculous.

  22. lambeauwest says: Sep 18, 2016 12:19 PM

    Classic Viking response to playing the Packers during the Mike McCarthy era 2-10-1, blame the refs because it couldn’t be their team sucked.

  23. daysend564 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:20 PM

    Pretty standard for a GB game. Number could have doubled if they were in Wisconsin

  24. highdimension2015 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:21 PM

    Report comment
    packsupersoldier says:
    Sep 18, 2016 12:10 PM
    Cue the butthurt whining from Viking fans

    Packer Fan: What on Earth does “butthurt” mean, and how do you get it?

  25. weepingjebus says: Sep 18, 2016 12:21 PM

    They’ll file these reports in the same giant Raiders of the Lost Ark warehouse where they keep the game ball psi measurements. This league can’t even define what a catch is.

  26. dobreshunka says: Sep 18, 2016 12:22 PM

    I don’t think the answer is having refs make more calls. The answer is simplify the rule book and let ’em play.

  27. cardinealsfan20 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:23 PM

    Watching as Packers fan, Allen Robinson was interfered with on the Jags first two plays, and at least a couple times thereafter. However, Cobb was grabbed early by the Jags several times. There was also a crucial no call on a 3rd down late second half when a Packers receiver was pulled down right in front of the Packers bench.

    The officiating was so poor overall that it was difficult to say whether either team received an advantage. The Jags are darn good though, they are going to be very competitive all year.

  28. smedley61 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:26 PM

    You read some of these comments and you’d think the article says that all sixteen calls went against the Jaguars. Sometimes the level of stupid the internet brings out is amazing. And frankly, the NFL is killing the game with all the rules they continue to add.

  29. btg1911 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:27 PM

    The single most subsidized team in pro sports. From being allowed a different ownership structure to the calls on the field. It’s incredible.

  30. senatorblutarsky says: Sep 18, 2016 12:28 PM

    skol4life says:
    Sep 18, 2016 12:12 PM

    Old news to the Vikings, Bears and the Lions. The Bucs fans remember too. You play the Packers you have to overcome the officials as well as the team.
    __________________

    Yeah. A blown call was responsible for Erin Rodgers’ “Hail Mary” last year with no time on the clock. Not right.

  31. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 18, 2016 12:31 PM

    Vikings fans please tweet Dean Blandino and demand he keep tonight’s game fair and square as taxpayers who funded that stadium will be watching closely. No obscene number of missed calls! I’ve already had 1,123 FB friends do this very thing. Flooding Blandino’s Twitter could have an effect so spread the word.

  32. lambeaudungbarn says: Sep 18, 2016 12:35 PM

    Funny how far some in the Gaming industry will go to
    win bets.

  33. taintedsaints2009 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:35 PM

    No team gets away with more than the packers. This has been going on since the 90s

  34. thecatalinawinemixer says: Sep 18, 2016 12:36 PM

    So, what are there, 7 officials on the field during a game? That means they missed, on average, about 2 plays each? With maybe 130-140 total plays in the game, that leaves a correct call rate of approximately 98.5%. They’re not gonna be 100% ever, so it would be interesting to see how many are really missed each game, each week.

  35. ksctychiefs says: Sep 18, 2016 12:37 PM

    the one call i see consistently missed at the highest college levels and pro’s is the block thrown below the waist…..(i’m not talking initial line surge blocking but on outside sweeps and downfield)……..great knee dangers…..

  36. contra74 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:38 PM

    To be fair…the refs have been missing calls against the packers for about 20-30 years and going strong!

  37. mediasloppy says: Sep 18, 2016 12:40 PM

    Yes I think referees are biased based on assumptions and certain players, but 16 penalties doesn’t seem crazy. Anyone with a high definition TV can see holding and other minor penalties on almost all plays. I think it comes down to this. If there are 16 penalties that are missed and the vast majority of them help one team more than the other, then we have a problem…

  38. streetyson says: Sep 18, 2016 12:40 PM

    16 missed calls but how many false calls? Didn’t catch the Pack-Jags game itself but I’ve seen plenty of those over the years and they’re just as bad if not much worse – including a bad phantom hold against Martellus Bennett last weekend that offset a PI call that would have given the Pats a 1st & Goal on the 1yd!

  39. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:41 PM

    More importantly how many were fouls that happened away from the main action of the play and had zero effect on the outcome, and how many were misses that were in the middle of what was going on and changed the game?

    It used to be officials would ignore fouls that did not effect the outcome of a play. Now with DVRs and all the whining fans every tiny thing is criticized.

  40. cometkazie says: Sep 18, 2016 12:42 PM

    The Packers played the Jaguars?

    I missed it.

  41. khmer379 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:43 PM

    Duh! you think the NFL want their golden boy to lose to the jaguars! everybody knows the official favorite certain teams and GB is one of them! #facts

  42. zoxitic says: Sep 18, 2016 12:44 PM

    Allen Robinson was getting mugged all day

  43. hamlet423 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:45 PM

    Jets vs Packers–huge fight breaks own in end zone after packers score TD. Packers overcame Jets defensive line by just holding on every damn play after the 1st Quarter (where the Jets were leading 21-3)

    After fight only Jets got penalties. Wilkerson ejected, Richardson flagged. No Packers got anything! Phantom face masks, defensive holding non calls, growth hormone shipments apparently no big deal, welcome to GB.

    Yah, Julius Peppers went from useless in chicago to a force in green bay WITHOUT some chemical enhancement…

  44. nflfan62 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:46 PM

    G IS FOR GODFATHER CHEESE EATING CHEATING S.O.B.AFTER PLAYING THE PACKERS SOMETHING ALWAYS SMELLS THE NFL’S PROP ME UP PACKERS

  45. sterling7 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:47 PM

    If you think that’s a lot wait till the Vikings play the Packers. Every year the Packers get all the calls-every freaking year twice a year. The NFL has the hots for the Packers and they give the shaft to the Vikings……….every year!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. upper23 says: Sep 18, 2016 12:53 PM

    The problem is they call everything. Then you have games last forever with no flow. Then all you will here is that the officials are running the game.

  47. suncawy says: Sep 18, 2016 12:57 PM

    …And who says these games aren’t rigged ? Very convenient for the Packers to win.

  48. cornerblitz says: Sep 18, 2016 1:02 PM

    wah wah wah. Officials miss calls every game every week. I’m pretty sure they could do a better job if they just phoned it in from home where they could watch in HD like everybody else. NFL swings games how they want anyway, not necessarily every game every week, but it’s pretty obvious when they have something they want in mind. Best to not get too disgruntled over it, just accept the game isn’t fair.

  49. weaselpuppy says: Sep 18, 2016 1:26 PM

    NFL has been in the bag for the Pack forever. Window is closing though….

  50. contra74 says: Sep 18, 2016 1:44 PM

    Everyone knows that when you play the Packers you also have to gameplan against the refs.

  51. illiniftw says: Sep 18, 2016 1:50 PM

    Yah, Julius Peppers went from useless in chicago to a force in green bay WITHOUT some chemical enhancement…
    ——————————————–

    He might be sharing supplements with Clay Matthews, but Peppers is like Randy Moss and plays when he wants to. He did in Carolina and Chicago. Can’t really blame him for losing motivation playing under Mel Tucker…

  52. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 18, 2016 2:11 PM

    And I quote, “The Jaguars nearly pulled off the upset of Week 1 at home against the Packers, a game they eventually lost 27-23. It’s a bit surprising Jacksonville was able to keep pace with Green Bay considering how many calls went against them.”

    If our game is on a level playing field, the Turd Bays won’t get away with their usual highway robbery.

  53. ad28bestever says: Sep 18, 2016 2:13 PM

    Is this a surprise to anyone that has to endure a Packer game? If there are 2 guarantees in an NFL game, it’s that the officials will blow call after call, and 95% of them will go in the Packers favor.

  54. 09domer says: Sep 18, 2016 2:14 PM

    Just to clarify some comments above – yes they admitted to 16 calls going against the Jaguars that the team inquired about. So no, those 16 did not go both ways – it was 16 calls AGAINST the Jaguars. They clearly deserved that game.

  55. stellarperformance says: Sep 18, 2016 2:27 PM

    Until I hear the respective numbers for each team, I will have to assume all sixteen were in favor of the Packers.

    Sweet.

    Love it.

  56. saveusterrelldavis says: Sep 18, 2016 2:29 PM

    Is the crew doing today’s titans-lions game cuz it seems like they’re overcompensating

  57. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 18, 2016 2:32 PM

    09domer says:
    Sep 18, 2016 2:14 PM
    Just to clarify some comments above – yes they admitted to 16 calls going against the Jaguars that the team inquired about. So no, those 16 did not go both ways – it was 16 calls AGAINST the Jaguars. They clearly deserved that game.
    —————-
    This is how the Cheeseheads, a mediocre team, won that game, how they ALWAYS win games they shouldn’t. It comes down to cutting off the head of the snake(Aaron Rodgers) and the rest will die. Defenses have to target Aaron Rodgers.

  58. beerbratscheese says: Sep 18, 2016 2:43 PM

    I like how everybody comes out and assumes it favored the Packers. There’s no indication of that what-so-ever.

    I would like to point that Jordy Nelson was held on the third and nine play that gave the Jaguars the ball back. If that was called correctly, the Jaguars may not even gotten the ball back to attempt the comeback.

    I noticed at least three false starts by Jaguars O-linemen as well. Not a huge deal in the outcome of the game, but missing pre-snap penalties like that should be inexcusable for refs.

    Let’s add the missed twelve men on the field penalty the Packers had to challenge to get, with the twelfth man still a good seven yards from the sideline…and on the wrong side of the ball. That’s inexcusable as well.

  59. pkrh8tr says: Sep 18, 2016 2:43 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Sep 18, 2016 2:27 PM
    Until I hear the respective numbers for each team, I will have to assume all sixteen were in favor of the Packers.

    Sweet.

    Love it.

    ——-

    Another reason why the rest of the world hates packer fans. Like we needed another.

  60. wafflestomp says: Sep 18, 2016 2:43 PM

    Funny how all the butthurt Heidis are in full whining mode and it’s only week 2 of this NFL season.

    Also interesting to note that the Packers commited 105 penalties last season while the Barneys were only flagged for 88.
    But then again, I’m sure your team is just more disciplined. (Eye Roll)

  61. beerbratscheese says: Sep 18, 2016 2:47 PM

    09domer says:
    Sep 18, 2016 2:14 PM
    Just to clarify some comments above – yes they admitted to 16 calls going against the Jaguars that the team inquired about. So no, those 16 did not go both ways – it was 16 calls AGAINST the Jaguars. They clearly deserved that game.
    ——————-

    FALSE. It doesn’t indicate who they were on. Merely that there were 16 missed calls in the game.

  62. skol4life says: Sep 18, 2016 3:01 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Sep 18, 2016 2:27 PM
    Until I hear the respective numbers for each team, I will have to assume all sixteen were in favor of the Packers.

    Sweet.

    Love it.
    ——————-
    This is what happens when the NFL treats a team like a welfare case for 25 years. End up with arrogant, insufferable, entitled fans

  63. packertruth says: Sep 18, 2016 3:03 PM

    From the same person who mentioned not wanting to fix the turf problems in the new stadium because you wanted your tax-payer funded stadium to provide you maximum competitive advantage. Regardless, I really hope the post below was meant to be humorous….otherwise, …. that’s just sad.
    _______________

    lindacaseauthor says:
    Sep 18, 2016 12:31 PM

    Vikings fans please tweet Dean Blandino and demand he keep tonight’s game fair and square as taxpayers who funded that stadium will be watching closely. No obscene number of missed calls! I’ve already had 1,123 FB friends do this very thing. Flooding Blandino’s Twitter could have an effect so spread the word.

  64. The Almighty Cabbage says: Sep 18, 2016 3:08 PM

    Now the purples are crying about the officiating in a game their team didn’t even play in?

    This is a whole new low… as if they weren’t low enough already.

  65. revelation123 says: Sep 18, 2016 3:24 PM

    The officials were really bad. They were allowing receivers on both teams to be mugged all game long.

    They weren’t just bad at missing calls in the secondary, they were missing calls all over the place.

  66. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 18, 2016 3:48 PM

    packertruth says:
    Sep 18, 2016 3:03 PM
    From the same person who mentioned not wanting to fix the turf problems in the new stadium because you wanted your tax-payer funded stadium to provide you maximum competitive advantage. Regardless, I really hope the post below was meant to be humorous….otherwise, …. that’s just sad.
    _______________

    lindacaseauthor says:
    Sep 18, 2016 12:31 PM

    Vikings fans please tweet Dean Blandino and demand he keep tonight’s game fair and square as taxpayers who funded that stadium will be watching closely. No obscene number of missed calls! I’ve already had 1,123 FB friends do this very thing. Flooding Blandino’s Twitter could have an effect so spread the word.
    —————-
    Not humorous at all , Cheesebrain. Now 1,196 FB friends and counting. Our teams ARE going to be on level playing fields. No more whining by Lil Erin, bogus red flags by McMuffin, or omission of Offensive PI by the refs. NO more Packer favoritism. I would hope my tax dollars would at least buy me that.

  67. pack13queens0 says: Sep 18, 2016 4:00 PM

    There were 16 missed calls. All against the Packers. Goodell hates the Packers so he’ll try anything he can to hurt them and we still overcame. Just like we’ll overcome tonight and ruin that new Stadium that shouldn’t have been built in the first place. Vikings belong in LA.

  68. beerbratscheese says: Sep 18, 2016 4:08 PM

    lindacaseauthor says:
    Sep 18, 2016 3:48 PM

    Not humorous at all , Cheesebrain. Now 1,196 FB friends and counting. Our teams ARE going to be on level playing fields. No more whining by Lil Erin, bogus red flags by McMuffin, or omission of Offensive PI by the refs. NO more Packer favoritism. I would hope my tax dollars would at least buy me that.

    ————————

    As a Packers fan I hope it’s fair. I really, really honestly do. Fans of other teams fail to cathc the fact that refs miss calls for BOTH… I repeat BOTH teams.

    I have seen missed PI calls that would favor the Packers. I have seen helmet to helmet hits on Rodgers not called. I have seen false start penalties against the opposition. I have seen phantom holding calls that negate huge Eddie Lacey runs. I have seen holding by the other team not called. I have seen…….

    But you know what? I openly admit I have seen calls favor the Packers, too. I understand that refs are human and there is no conspiracy here. It’s just that the better teams usually find a way to survive those missed calls. Fortunately, that tends to be the Packers.

  69. The Almighty Cabbage says: Sep 18, 2016 4:15 PM

    Congratulations, Linda, you’ve jumped right to the head of the delusional line. I’m sure Blandino is quaking in his boots at the though of angering you and all four of your friends.

    Now run along and switch over to one of your other usernames.

  70. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 18, 2016 4:17 PM

    pack13queens0 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 4:00 PM
    There were 16 missed calls. All against the Packers. Goodell hates the Packers so he’ll try anything he can to hurt them and we still overcame. Just like we’ll overcome tonight and ruin that new Stadium that shouldn’t have been built in the first place. Vikings belong in LA.
    ————
    Shut up you deplorable. Your team needs to leave hilbillyville with its obese, drunk, stupid, indigent, unemployed population to a cosmopolitan area with a spanking new stadium with the state of the art technology and sittable seats and edible food. Belong in LA? Crap on you, buddy.

  71. The Almighty Cabbage says: Sep 18, 2016 4:20 PM

    She’s in full meltdown! Right before our very eyes!

  72. wafflestomp says: Sep 18, 2016 4:37 PM

    skoLOL @ Linda!!!
    Thank you for illustrating perfectly why the entire NFL laughs at you and your delusional, bitter fanbase.
    You’re precious, never change.

  73. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 18, 2016 4:45 PM

    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Sep 18, 2016 4:15 PM
    Congratulations, Linda, you’ve jumped right to the head of the delusional line. I’m sure Blandino is quaking in his boots at the though of angering you and all four of your friends.

    Now run along and switch over to one of your other usernames.
    ————–
    You know, butthole, I have no other names. I’m who I say I am. Check out my public site on FB. I’m the blonde, my daughter is the redhead. Unlike you Cheesehead trolls, I’m not phony. I say what I mean to say: You Cheeseheads are the most miserable human specimens on this planet.

  74. The Almighty Cabbage says: Sep 18, 2016 4:54 PM

    Full. Meltdown.

  75. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 5:30 PM

    16 missed calls, not specified how many are against which team. Is 16 missed calls in a game a lot. None of know the answer to that, because the NFL doesn’t release that info. Fans are always complaining that successful teams get favorable calls. You see children playing or watching sports doing it all of the time- some people Whining about referees is nothing new, and the fans who do it the most don’t watch much football plus they downplay it when their teams benefit from such calls, but you can bet they’ll hyperfocus on every little call occurring in favor of their rivals.

  76. The Almighty Cabbage says: Sep 18, 2016 6:03 PM

    lindacaseauthor says:
    Sep 18, 2016 4:45 PM
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Sep 18, 2016 4:15 PM
    Congratulations, Linda, you’ve jumped right to the head of the delusional line. I’m sure Blandino is quaking in his boots at the though of angering you and all four of your friends.

    Now run along and switch over to one of your other usernames.
    ————–
    You know, butthole, I have no other names. I’m who I say I am. Check out my public site on FB. I’m the blonde, my daughter is the redhead. Unlike you Cheesehead trolls, I’m not phony. I say what I mean to say: You Cheeseheads are the most miserable human specimens on this planet.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    You haven’t said anything for quite a while. All you do is ramble, and call people names… like a petulant 5 year old.

  77. siuleno says: Sep 18, 2016 6:05 PM

    the only reason viking, bears and lions fans complain about calls going the Packers way is because you guys always lose. if you won, the calls wouldnt matter. the only time it really matters is when it’s the last play of the game. like when aaron rodgers was facemasked in his first play-off appearance against the cardinals to end the game. otherwise you have a chance to make a play on the next opportunity. if you don’t, then that’s the play that you should be complaining about. not the one beforehand. cry me a river.

  78. stellarperformance says: Sep 18, 2016 7:36 PM

    skol4life says:
    Sep 18, 2016 3:01 PM
    This is what happens when the NFL treats a team like a welfare case for 25 years. End up with arrogant, insufferable, entitled fans
    //////////////////////

    We’re a source of irritation to you?

    Sweet.

    Love it.

  79. wafflestomp says: Sep 18, 2016 7:54 PM

    Barney tears are so delicious!

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