REFS BLOW LIONS VICTORY
In theory, the Lions could have lined
up for a fourth down play as time expired, but the initial call of a
touchdown is actually what disallowed that possibility.
Exception to the rules people. The Detroit Lions
should of been able to line up with 8 seconds on the clock to perform a QB
sneak on 4th down!!! The top (review official) should have been able
to make the judgment call on such a play that in fact screws a team of
The rule exists because the rules committee doesn't think
that reviews should act as an extended timeout for a team.
Again, the top official should of announced that the
replay was inconclusive to not overturn what the officials had called a TD
that screwed the Lions of a victory.
Matthew Stafford led the Lions to eight fourth-quarter
comebacks in 2016, the best in the league. However, it wasn't meant to be on
Sunday. Officials have complete control of
all football games by flipping the yellow flag at the most critical times
and in truth determine the winner & loser of each matchup. Let the
players play the game!!!
The Lions are the absolute kings of finding unique ways to
lose games with rules that aren't actually their fault. From the infamous "Calvin
Johnson Rule" to the pass
interference that wasn't meant to be against
the Cowboys in
the playoffs to the play against the Texans on
Thanksgiving that wasn't reviewable because Jim
Schwartz tried to challenge it, it
just wouldn't be a Lions season without losing at least one game in
inexplicable fashion. I have witnessed it all
and each time my heart dips a little lower in despite.
The Falcons will take their 3-0 record back home to play
Buffalo. The Lions are now 2-1 and will try to bounce back next week against
the Vikings in
their first divisional matchup. The only question is what strange, obscure
rule will cost the Lions a game next time around.
Thecliff Chamber, 9-25-17