The historic drop in free throw marks will help reduce the focus of the 2020 NFL game. The same goes for the cancellation of replay review through interference. But the advent of playoff football has caused scrutiny of every suspicious call, rule interpretation and review.
do not worry. We are here to serve you. What follows is a real-time breakdown of calls that you shake your head in a wildcard round, scream on TV, or get confused for other reasons. The most popular ones are played recently.
The failure of the Rams RB Cam Akers went backwards
Rams-Seahawks wild card game with 46 seconds left in the first half
what happened: Officials ruled that the Seahawks defensive end Carlos Dunlap stripped the ball from Akers after a 3-yard run. The failed recovery was attributed to Seahawks guard Ryan Neal (Ryan Neal), allowing Seattle to get the ball on the Rams’ 26-yard line.
Solution: The call was withdrawn during replay review. The NFL ruled that Akers was knocked down by contact before the defeat, and Rams retained the property.
analysis: The league finally played the right game, but like the other calls we saw during the wildcard weekend, it’s hard to believe that NFL-caliber officials would consider this a failure. When Dunlap first tried to get off the ball, Akers was lying on his back, squeezing the ball tightly into his arm. At least one official ruled that Akers was defeated, but he was rejected. It is always possible that the view is blocked, and sometimes, if in doubt, officials will lay off staff to ensure that the view can be correctly determined during playback through automatic review.
But in this case, regardless of whether the remaining time is less than two minutes, the replay can be viewed. This decision will weaken confidence in the overall capabilities of the company.
The officials raised the flag on Ramsay QB’s head
Rams-Seahawks wild card game, 5:40 remaining in the first quarter
what happened: When Rams quarterback John Wolford (John Wolford) rushed to the ground after a two-yard run, Seahawks safety Jamal Adams lowered his right shoulder, and Hit Wolford. Initially, the officials voted for Adams. Wolford (Wolford) left the game and was replaced by Jared Goff.
Solution: Referee John Offseason announced that there will be no penalty because Wolford is considered a runner and therefore not normally protected by quarterbacks.
analysis: Indeed, Wolford will not be protected by the quarterback in that game, but still retains the original flag. According to the NFL rule book, this is still an unnecessary rough foul, because Wolford jumped to the ground and gave up. This means that he is classified as a non-defensive player and the opponent is prohibited from forcibly hitting the player’s head or neck. This is the second consecutive year that the Seahawks have beaten the starting quarterback in the playoffs and have been hit. In that case, Jadeveon Clowney’s shot against Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was considered accidental rather than forced. At the same time, a spokesperson for Rams said that Wolford had been taken to the hospital to take preventive measures.
Why isn’t that a fool of the Colts?
Colts-Bills wild card game, 50 seconds left in the fourth quarter
what happened: In the Colts’ final game, fourth and tenth, the catcher Zach Pascal was considered a 17-yard catch and landed on Bills’ 46-yard line. Pascal stood up and fumbled for a while, and Bill won in a game to get him back. However, officials in the field ruled that Pascal fell due to contact after the initial fall.
Solution: Bill’s coach, Sean McDermott (Sean McDermott) announced a timeout before the Colts rushed to the gas station, but since there were less than 2 minutes left in the game, he was unable to challenge. During the overtime period, the NFL senior vice president of Chef Al Riveron reviewed the call. It is unclear whether his comments stopped the game or McDermott’s timeout. In any case, referee Brad Allen announced that the call will continue without further explanation.
analysis: The NFL said on Twitter that there was no obvious and obvious evidence to overturn the ruling, and Buffalo did not request any consolidated report for further explanation. Because the replay seems to confirm that Pascal did not touch him before he got up and did not fall down when he lost possession. If the NFL or Riveron provide further explanation, we will update this post. But judging from all the available evidence, these bills should have been owned. If the Colts return to a tie or win game (Bill won 27-24), this decision will be subject to strict scrutiny.
In #INDvsBUF, the ruling in this field is that the runner fell due to contact. There is no obvious and obvious visual evidence to overturn the ruling, so it can be established. pic.twitter.com/1QmUW2Sjcj
— NFL Host (@NFLOfficiating) January 9, 2021
Run after the clock goes out of range
Colts-Bills wild card game, 26 seconds left in the fourth quarter
what happened: After the pony taker Michael Pittman Jr. crossed the line, the game clock continued to run.
Solution: The clock did not stop.
analysis: The game caused quite a stir on social media, but this is proper game management. Crossing the boundary is less like the player crossing the boundary. According to the NFL rule book: “If any player’s pass or back pass is out of range, the game clock will start based on the signal from the referee that the ball has returned to the playing field.”
There are two side jobs in the bill
Complete the Colts-Bills wild card game in 2 minutes in the second quarter
what happened: Bill recipient Gabriel Davis (Gabriel Davis) is considered a 37-yard and 19-yard sideline reception. In both cases, the frame-by-frame replay indicates that he may not be in trouble.
Solution: With less than 2 minutes remaining, NFL replay officials reviewed the two games. In each case, referee Brad Allen only announced the original verdict. Allen did not explain why Davis was wearing an official hat on the ground when he was first caught. Usually, this means that one or more players are out of range and are no longer qualified recipients.
Rude fingertips from Gabriel Davis to @ DavisGB1 @BuffaloBills
C#INDvsBUF on CBS pic.twitter.com/JPb0PYq5SO
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) January 9, 2021
analysis: You can tell frame by frame that Davis’s left foot touched the white part of the sideline after the first catch. The same is true for the second reception. In the second reception, he may not fully perform toe resistance before crossing the boundary. But the NFL’s replay system requires a higher standard than “power.” Davis must step out of the line before gaining possession of the ball. This must be “clear and clear”, preferably in real-time action. If the on-site ruling is incomplete, the review system may also support the ruling.