Cornerback Xavier Rhodes was attempting to pull the ball out of Wallace’s arms after an 8-yard catch. Sendejo lowered his shoulder into Wallace, who lost the ball and his helmet.
Zimmer argues Wallace was not a defenseless receiver, which drew the late flag.
“I think the receiver took five steps after he caught the ball and I think [Sendejo] hit him with a glancing blow,” Zimmer said, via Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I know what [the officials] told me, but I’m going to turn it in and see what they say. [Wallace] established position as a runner, took two extra steps and Xavier [Rhodes] was trying to pull the ball out, which he ended up doing. The guy went down a little bit, but in my opinion he was a runner.”
The Ravens lost Wallace, who entered concussion protocol, but kept the ball because of the penalty on Sendejo. They got a field goal out of the drive.