Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 11/23/12

DETROIT , MI - JANUARY 16: Jim Schwartz head coach of the Detroit Lions talks during a press conference after being introduced on January 16, 2009 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
In a sequence of events that in a way reminded all Lions fans of the Calvin Johnson catch, no-catch against the Bears a couple of years ago it seems as though the Lions once again fell victim to another perplexing and downright horrible NFL rule. During the third quarter of the Thanksgiving Day game between the Lions and Houston Texans, running back Justin Forsett was credited with an 81-yard touchdown run to bring the Texans within a field goal. Witnesses though to this play will see that Forsett was obviously taken down six or seven yards into the play but continued to run given the refs didn’t blow the whistle again resulting in a touchdown. No big deal since all scoring plays are reviewed upstairs right? Wrong… An emotional Lions head coach Jim Schwartz threw out the challenge flag which automatically negated the booth review resulting in a touchdown that should’ve been overturned. In addition to the play not being reviewed, Schwartz was given a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty...
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