go to MSN.com
Found November 22, 2012 on Diehardsport:

Via Diehard Sport:

Justin Forsett scored the longest run in Texans franchise history, an 81-yard dash against the Lions on Thanksgiving. However, it would not have been ruled a touchdown if it weren’t for the Lions coach Jim Schwartz having thrown the challenge flag.

The refs ruled a touchdown on the field and Jim Schwartz challenged the play. The challenge was illegal and it negated the automatic review which would have ruled Forsett down.

More from Diehardsport:
2 Comments:
  • The Detroit Lions put up a gallant challenge to the Texans on Thanksgiving Day. The controversial call (or lack of)that scored a texas touchdown reminded me of the Gore/Bush decision from Florida in 2 presidential elections ago. Coincidence of partiality ?
    Let's stick to the rules of good sportsmanship by players and referrees alike......call it like you see it. If you don't see it review it.
  • If the coach did not let his emotion get in the way and did what he was paid to do this would have never happened! He has done this before and cost his team a well fought victory!!!
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Bad call, bad challenge and a bad rule

DETROIT Detroit Lions fans kept booing the officials. They also should have been booing their own head coach. Jim Schwartz appeared to admit as much, pointing to himself and telling his players and coaches, Its on me, after a bizarre sequence gave the Houston Texans a touchdown Thursday at Ford Field. Officially, it went down as an 81-yard touchdown run by Justin Forsett, cutting...

The NFL MUST change the coaches challenge rule which cost the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day

The NFL world was watching the Houston Texans face the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day this year and saw one of the most ridiculous rules in the league on display. RB Justin Forsett took a handoff from QB Matt Schaub and ran up the middle for seven yards. He was hit by a Lions defender spun to the ground with his elbow and knee touching. Not hearing a whistle, Forsett jumped back...

Jim Schwartz: "Yeah, I know that rule"

Detroit Lions head coach blames 'losing his cool' for the brain fart that gave the Houston Texans a free 7 points. In the end, the blunder basically cost them the game, with Houston winning with a field goal in OT. "Yeah, I know that rule," Schwartz said via the Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. "You can't challenge a turnover or a scoring play...

Keys and quotes

KEY: Texans star running back Arian Foster usually basks in the spotlight but backup Justin Forsett made the biggest play of the game, though it shouldn’t have counted. Forsett scored on an 81-yard run in the third quarter, pulling the Texans within three points. He should have been ruled down by contact in Texans territory but the automatic replay review was nullified when Lions...

Replay error paves way for Texans OT win over Lions

DETROIT -- Justin Forsett never stopped running and wound up with a record. His Houston Texans teammates took the same approach and wound up with their second overtime victory in five days. Forsett scored a controversial 81-yard, third-quarter touchdown and Shayne Graham kicked a 32-yard field goal with 2:21 remaining in overtime to give the Texans a wild 34-31 victory over the...

Strange rule leads to bizarre call

Deja Boo. 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...

Schwartz takes blame for challenge mistake

Jim Schwartz held the challenge flag in his hand, certain Houston's long touchdown wouldn't count. Running back Justin Forsett was clearly down around his own 25-yard line, and that's where the ball would be spotted once the play was reviewed. Then Schwartz threw his red flag onto the field - and in doing so, he ensured that the Texans' dubious scoring play would...

Lions have long weekend to think about Texans loss

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer The Detroit Lions have a long weekend to think about blowing a second straight game and falling to 4-7 in a once-promising season turned sour. The Lions lost 34-31 in overtime to the Houston Texans on Thursday only four days after a 24-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Detroit led in the fourth quarter...

Texans pull off overtime win vs. Lions

The Houston Texans took advantage of a big mistake by Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz. Shayne Graham's 32-yard field goal with 2:21 left overtime lifted Houston to a 34-31 win over Detroit on Thursday after Schwartz broke an NFL rule on a scoring play. Detroit kicker Jason Hanson had a chance to get Schwartz off the hook, but his 47-yard field goal attempt on the fifth possession...

Texans top Lions in OT after coach's mistake

DETROIT (AP) -- The Houston Texans took advantage of a big mistake by Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz. Shayne Graham's 32-yard field goal with 2:21 left overtime lifted Houston to a 34-31 win over Detroit on Thursday after Schwartz broke an NFL rule on a scoring play. Detroit kicker Jason Hanson had a chance to get Schwartz off the hook, but his 47-yard field goal attempt...

Gunther Cunningham punts playbook after bad call (Video)

After a questionable Justin Forsett touchdown run, Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham was not too pleased with the referees. Below is his reaction the referees inability to review the play since Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz had thrown his challenge flag on a play that is already reviewed: (Courtesy of SB Nation)

Friday Morning Audibles: I ate too much

NCAA realizes the SEC is back in the National Title – Southern Gameday Patriots Score Three Touchdowns in :65 Against Laughable, Error-Prone Jets – The Big Lead Jim Schwartz threw a penalty flag too early and cost his team 7 points against the Houston Texans – Throw The Flag Texas Woman Gets “TD Johnny F*ckin Football” License Plate – Busted Coverage NSFW Bored at work...

Lions vs. Texans: Jim Schwartz and the Lions fall victim to another horrible NFL rule

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...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Joe Torre: I 'feel terrible' for forgetting to thank Steinbrenner

Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre admitted he screwed up during his 28-minute Hall of Fame induction speech, because he failed to thank former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. “I missed thanking the most obvious guy in the world when you’re talking about the Yankees,” a visibly shaken Torre told the New York Daily News. “I mentioned George, but my plan was to thank...
Via Intrigue Sports
4 hours ago

Jeff Gordon wins record fifth Brickyard 400

Jeff Gordon captured his record 5th victory at the Brickyard 400 on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Via Gamedayr
10 hours ago

Red Sox reportedly pursuing Matt Kemp

After a move that sent Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon, the Boston Red Sox are continuing to listen to more offers as the trade deadline approaches. The Sox acquired right handed pitcher Heath Hembree and lefty Edwin Escobar from the Giants. Hembree was the No.7 ranked prospect in the Giants’ minor league system while Escobar was their No. 2 prospect...
Via The Sideline
10 hours ago

LeBron announces 'new' Cavs jersey number on Instagram

LeBron James announced on his Instagram that he will be going back to number 23 with the Cavaliers
Via Gamedayr
14 hours ago

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette flubs headline about Penn State hiring

We’re not sure how this got through without anyone at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wondering if this headline could be received poorly, but the paper probably wants this one back right about now. No name. Just woman. pic.twitter.com/NdAQWvFAUi — Virginia Montanez (@JanePitt) July 27, 2014 @JanePitt Maybe the future bylines for PG writers should be WOMAN (with name then underneath...
Via College Spun
14 hours ago

Cristiano Ronaldo denies hiring Lil Wayne as manager

Popular hip-hop star Jay-Z officially became a sports agent last summer, and has already landed well-known players such as Robinson Cano and Kevin Durant as clients. He’s already had success with his new business, Roc Nation Sports, helping Cano land a huge 10-year, $240 million contract during free agency last year. Apparently Jay-Z isn’t the only rapper trying to get in the...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago

Giants CB learns unusual skill to help with interceptions

PHOTO COURTESY: IM MCISAAC/NEWSDAY Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara learned to juggle this off season.  He didn’t do this so he could entertain house guests; he learned in an effort to perfect his skills on defense. Part of Amukamara’s offseason workout was to juggle which he thinks will boost his interception numbers.  The fourth year cornerback says his new skill helps...
Via New York Sports-Kings
1 day ago

Lakers hire Byron Scott as coach

In a less-than-surprising move, the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Byron Scott to be their new head coach. As the only remaining NBA team without a coach, the Lakers were facing scrutiny to get something done. With Scott now on board, they can move on to their offseason program and start to implement his philosophy on the court.  Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago

CJ Spiller likely to be popular trade target?

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports mentions in his Bills training camp report that he expects Buffalo to field calls for one of their running backs as injuries start piling up. According to La Canfora, “Buffalo has more backs than it needs” and specifically mentions that RB C.J. Spiller “could be the odd man out.” La Canfora points to the fact that Spiller is entering the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Marcus Mariota's course load will make you laugh

Marcus Mariota could have left Oregon for the NFL following last season. The Ducks redshirt junior quarterback would have likely been a first-round draft pick. He could be making millions of dollars as a professional athlete.  The dual threat opted to return to Eugene for at least one more season. Life won’t be too bad for the Heisman contender, either. He’s only taking two...
Via College Spun
1 day ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.