Originally written on STLSportsMinute  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The St. Louis Rams were driving late in the fourth quarter with the game tied at 20-20 in their season opener with the Detroit Lions. Quarterback Sam Bradford had positioned the Rams into field goal range and scampered to the sideline and slid before going out of bounds with 2:39 left on the clock in the fourth quarter. That is where the controversy began. Rather than continuing to run, the game clock mistakenly stopped for four seconds while the play clock continued to tick. This meant the Rams, who were facing a third down, had to run another play before the two minute warning which otherwise could have been avoided. Jeff Fisher told reporters on Monday that the miscue gave the Lions, in essence, a fourth timeout and ultimately gave them a better chance to eventually win the game. "In essence, Detroit was granted an extra timeout, I guess, if you want to look at it from our perspective." "There was an error, I did report it to the league, and that's a...
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