A season of bad calls continue to haunt the NFL. This time, this past weekends match-up between the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars comes into question as a questionable call seems to have influenced the games ending.
Yesterday’s Jaguars-Ravens game ended with the Jags kicking a game-winning field goal on the final play of the game. According to an NFL spokesman, that play should have never happened, and the Ravens should have won.
On the play preceding the field goal, Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil sacked Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles, a play that would have ended the game save for the fact that Dumervil grabbed Bortles’s facemask, gifting the Jags a 15-yard penalty and one last untimed down on which to kick the game-winning field goal. The problem is that the Jaguars never came set on the play that ended in a sack, meaning they should have been flagged for a false start, and the game should have ended right there.
Well, it wasn’t so the refs and the league had to say, “sorry.”