The Texans scored a touchdown after the refs wrongly ruled that running back Justin Forsett didn’t touch the ground on this 81-yard TD run yesterday. The play should have been reviewed, but a rare rule kept that from happening, and let the TD stand.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz threw his challenge flag after the run. But according to the rule, a coach cannot throw a challenge flag on a TD (since all scoring plays are reviewed). As punishment, the Lions were penalised 15 yards and the play was not reviewed.
Insane. The Texans won in overtime (via SB Nation):
Photo: SB Nation
He was clearly down:
SI’s Peter King says the NFL will “very likely” get rid of the rule for 2013. It truly makes no sense.
Dave Lozo of NHL.com had the perfect analogy:
“I witnessed a murder. Please investigate.” “Sorry. We investigate all murders. This call means we can’t now. And you’re under arrest.” #NFL
— Dave Lozo (@DaveLozo) November 22, 2012
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