Can anybody explain that ruling on the backward lateral by Pittsburgh?
I don't get it.
The ref said that Denver would not challenge the play because it would have resulted in an incomplete pass for a 1 yard loss. Phil Simms explained it that way for sure.
The explanation by the official was totally bizarre and made absolutely no sense.
Unless I misheard him.
That play should have been reviewed and should have been determined that yes it was a backward lateral and yes that Denver would have recovered it cleanly had the whistle not blown.
Which was the case.
Sad that refs would potentially ruin Denver's chance at a monumental upset. Might be the case.
Drew Brees is the best QB in the NFL.