Posted November 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
A top NFL executive says the rule that negated using video replay to confirm a Houston touchdown Thursday ''may be too harsh'' and will be re-examined immediately. Ray Anderson, the league's director of football operations, says a 15-yard penalty for throwing the challenge flag on a play that is automatically reviewed might be enough. For now, throwing the challenge flag also eliminates the use of replay; all scoring plays otherwise are reviewed. Justin Forsett's third-quarter 81-yard run in the Texans' 34-31 overtime victory at Detroit initially was ruled a touchdown, although replays clearly showed his knee and elbow touched the turf when he was hit by Lions defenders. Detroit coach Jim Schwartz challenged, resulting in a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. --- Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL
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