Found December 01, 2013 on Diehardsport:

In a bizarre finish on Sunday Night Football, the chain gang gave the Washington Redskins a first down but the referees signaled for third down.  I’m sure this would have completely changed the Redskins play call after they didn’t gain any yards on the next play, because the play after would have been fourth down and not second down.  Terrible miscommunication by the referees and the chain gang.

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