A significant rule change was made in the offseason that can have a major impact on the game, and it has nothing to do with pass interference.
In the NFL, any major fouls that occur during and after a scoring play are "bridged" or carried over and assessed on the kickoff.
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In an effort to simplify the rules governing missed field goals, a rule change was approved this spring to apply scrimmage kick rules to a missed field goal that goes into the end zone without being touched, or if either team recovers a blocked field goal behind
It has been hashed over, and rehashed over. The dust finally settled. It was opening Pandora's box. It was tested in the preseason. (Mistakes were made.) The regular season is here, and the big question is how pass interference will be officiated now that it is subject to review.
Beginning this season, as part of a continued emphasis on player safety, the definition of illegal blindside blocks will be expanding. The new rules -- proposed and voted on this spring -- define an illegal blindside block as when a player initiates a block when he is moving toward or
Starting this year, centralized replay in the Art McNally Game Day Center can weigh in on all potential game ejections. The rule is an expansion to a rule last year that made certain ejection situations reviewable.
Last year, the rule called for centralized replay to step in and review fights and