Week 1: Bears vs. Packers
The Packers clearly had a successful 2-point conversion late in the game. One replay was aired prior to the kickoff that showed it was close but, undeniably, was a complete pass.
As soon as the replay cleared the screen, whistles were heard to initiate a booth review of the play. This hearkens back to comments by Mike Pereira, head of officials, on his assessment of the Cardinals’ final play in Super Bowl XLIII:
You learn and â€¦ next time it happens, at this point of the game, this big of a play, letâ€™s go ahead and [call for a replay review].
Pereira said that the replay guidelines would be revised to reflect this. I am calling it the “critical juncture review,” or the replay to satisfy the conspiracy theorists.
The replay official was Ken Baker and the referee was Ron Winter.