It was fitting that the Patriots and Redskins abstained on the vote to eliminate the tuck rule.
After all, the Patriots were the team that benefitted from the correct application of a bad rule in the 2001 playoffs, with the reversal of a sack-fumble by former Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson on Pats quarterback Tom Brady helped launch a mini-dynasty.
So why the Redskins? Because G.M. Bruce Allen was the G.M. of the Raiders at the time.
Making the moves even more appropriate is the fact that the late Al Davis was famous/notorious for abstaining on key votes.