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Official Review: line to gain, hits on QB kneeldown



NFL vice-president of officiating Dean Blandino has two items in this week’s “Official Review” segment (video):

  • The review of a spot in the Patriots-Falcons game that was deemed inconclusive
  • Why the hit on Bills quarterback  E.J. Manuel by Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was illegal, even though Manuel was considered a live target.

Even though Suggs’ coach, John Harbaugh, said “He definitely did the right thing in that situation,” it seems likely Suggs will be fined for his actions.

Walt Anderson and Jerome Boger, respectively, had the calls on these plays.

Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)