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27-yard fumble down the sideline is the Week 9 Call of the Week

Covering a hot-potato fumble is this week’s Call of the Week



Fumbles near the sideline require extra concentration on the sideline, not only for a ball touching the sideline, but an out-of-bounds player touching the loose ball. Take that element of concentration, and stretch it across 27 yards of the field, and the methodical job by field judge Tom Hill and line judge Carl Johnson is this week’s Call of the Week.

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)

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