Dean Blandino explains how illegal contact was a point of emphasis for the officials before the season began and how it impacted the would-be touchdown for the Packers against the Commanders.
In this week’s edition of Make the Call, former NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino is joined by former NFL head coach and The 33rd Team analyst Chuck Pagano to discuss the most influential and head-scratching decisions made by referees in Week 3. Why couldn’t a missed delay of game be reviewed on a New England touchdown pass vs. Green Bay? How did a missed play clock issue lead to Rashaad Penny’s 36-yard touchdown run for Seattle?
Find out the answers to these questions and more in this episode of Make the Call. For reference, here are the plays discussed by Blandino and Pagano, and timestamps for when each discussion begins.
1. The Clock Runs Out on the Patriots (0:54)
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2. Pump Up the Clock (4:07)
Bill Belichick had to let off some steam after disagreeing with the play clock being reset 😤
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3. The Seahawks Second Chance Leads to Touchdown (9:30)
Woof. Lions get the third down stop, but officials re-convene for 3 minutes and determine play clock wasn't properly reset.
Seattle gets another play and Rashad Penny runs in a 38-yard touchdown on third-and-16.
Seahawks 38, Lions 23
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