Sitting in Dallas for the Redskins-Cowboys game on FOX, I could hear the screams all the way from Detroit to Atlanta. In the first Thanksgiving Day game of Week 12, an illegal flag caused quite an uproar.
Twice in the last four days, two NFL coaches have been victimized by a bad rule that must be addressed and changed in the offseason. In Week 11, Atlanta coach Mike Smith was penalized for trying to challenge a turnover against Arizona prior to the replay official initiating a review.
Lightning struck again Thursday in the Texans-Lions game Thursday. Here was the situation:
Houston had the ball, second-and-10 from the Houston 19-yard line with 6:50 left in the third quarter. Detroit led 24-14.
Texans running back Justin Forsett carried the ball 81 yards for a touchdown. However, on the play Forsett's knee clearly touched the ground seven yards after he was hit by Detroit's Erik Coleman and Louis Delmas.
Detroit coach Jim Schwartz tossed his challenge flag and was pen...