A Jaguars player was penalised for leading with his helmet on a tackle where he completely missed the opponent

via NFL Network/NFLCalais Campbell was penalised for leading with his helmet on a Deshaun Watson tackle.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell was penalised by referees for leading with his head on a tackle of Deshaun Watson.
  • However, Campbell completely missed Watson on the tackle and appeared to already be in motion to hit Watson when Watson went to the ground.
  • The call was the latest instance of NFL referees drawing scrutiny for questionable calls.
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A questionable call on Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell on Sunday once again had NFL fans criticising officials.

In the third quarter of the Jaguars’ Week 9 game against the Houston Texans, Campbell went to tackle Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson as Watson took off to run. Watson ducked to go down to the ground, as Campbell laid out for the tackle. Campbell ended up going flying past Watson, barely making any contact.

However, the officials flagged Campbell for leading with his helmet on the attempted tackle, giving the Texans an additional 15 yards and a first down.

The drive ended in a field goal, putting the Texans up 12-3. They routed the Jaguars from there and won the game, 26-3.

Several in the NFL world criticised the call.

NFL officials have been under fire this season for several questionable calls, ranging from pass interference replays to other roughing-the-passer flags.

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