Originally written November 22, 2012 on Football Nation:
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The Houston Texans scored a touchdown on the Detroit Lions today that completely baffles me. Never mind the fact that the referees often seem to be watching a different game than everybody else. Sure, we have the benefit of instant replay, but so do the refs. That is why the rules for review have got to be changed.Anyways, the runner was clearly down, but got up and ran into the endzone for a phantom touchdown; but wait... the officials did not see fit to blow the whistle, and because Jim Schwartz forgot a technicality and threw his challenge flag, the customary review was denied and the TD counted!I also like to site the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts following the 2006 season. New England had the lead but the Colts were driving. On second down, Peyton Manning throws a high ball into the endzone, where Ellis Hobbs jumps and blocks the pass in front of Reggie Wayne. Everybody in the world knows that there is no penalty in the NFL for fa...
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