Colts don’t challenge close call, settle for field goal

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It appeared Marlon Mack may have scored on a pass from Scott Tolzien midway through the first quarter. Officials, though, ruled Mack stepped out inside the 1.

Instead of a replay challenge, the Colts inexplicably went hurry-up.

Mack was stopped for a 1-yard loss and then no gain, and, on third down, Tolzien threw incomplete. It left the Colts to settle for a short field goal.

Chuck Pagano will have to answer questions about why he didn’t throw the red flag after the ball appeared to cross the goal line before Mack’s right foot went out of bounds.

CBS replayed the close play several times, with analyst Dan Fouts questioning the Colts’ decision not to ask for a replay several times.

6 responses to “Colts don’t challenge close call, settle for field goal

  1. Lolololololololol Pagano sucks.

    The owner of my favorite team is a Moron but at least he fired his stupid HC pick

  2. Pagano is a terrible game manager. Makes me wish for Caldwell. The play really wasn’t that close either. He was clearly in. Too bad for Mack that Chuck and the refs screwed him out of a TD on his first career touch. Too bad for Colts Chuck and refs screwed us out of 4 points.

  3. Scoring plays are automatically eligible for review. Have never understood why a play where a team would have scored (but didn’t because of a ref’s bad call) isn’t eligible for automatic review as well.

  4. drinkblatz says:
    September 10, 2017 at 5:50 pm
    Scoring plays are automatically eligible for review. Have never understood why a play where a team would have scored (but didn’t because of a ref’s bad call) isn’t eligible for automatic review as well.
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    You’re right. I would have thought by now the NFL would be doing a lot more officiating from the booth. They have been making progress, but it seems they took a step backwards this year by bringing that stupid pad onto the field and having a guy hold it while the ref looks at it. That looks like 2004 stuff. Pretty embarrassing. That won’t last long. I guess they’re being paid to try to promote that product.

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