Bears don’t pull off ‘pull and shoot’ on FG shot

Week 4: Packers at Bears (video at 2:30) Early in the fourth quarter, the Chicago Bears' game hopes were hanging by a thread.  The defense had held the Packers in the red zone forcing a field goal attempt.  The field goal was good, however side judge James Coleman threw a flag.  The

Week 2 remainders: fumbles become incomplete passes

In the third quarter of Week 2, Jets quarterback Geno Smith was sacked while trying to throw a pass. The ball landed behind him, so the officials ruled it a backward pass with the Packers recovering the loose ball. Also, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was sacked, fumbled the ball forward,

Jets late-game TD nullified by timeout that shouldn’t* be called

Jets at Packers (video) The Jets scored an apparent game-tying touchdown, but the play was dead because the Jets bench called timeout prior to the snap. Television replays (with the sideline partially out of frame) show assistant coach Mike Mornhinweg giving a timeout signal, and head coach Rex Ryan is apparently not

Fail Mary was a failure beyond the field

Commentary by Ben Austro The play was one in a million. You could work the triple shifts in peewee right up through three decades in the NFL and still not see a simultaneous catch call like this (video). The Packers-Seahawks meeting in 2012 was the end of the seventh full week of

Despite calls for major change, NFL makes simple tweaks to replay

2014 rule changes The 2014 replay process is going to be much the same as the process from 2013; the changes being made to the system probably will barely register with most fans. There were too many hurdles to implementing a true centralized replay system, so a simple change will allow the

5 observations from Wild Card weekend

After wild card weekend, it always strikes me -- only seven more meaningful football games this year.  In an attempt not to get too maudlin, here are five things that stuck out to me in regard to the officiating this past Wild Card weekend. Jeff Triplette's crew called an awesome game Triplette,

Wild Card quick calls: 49ers at Packers

NFC Wild Card Playoff Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the 49ers-Packers Wild Card Playoff game from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisc. (If you see continue reading below, click it to see the entire feed.) If you have any questions or comments, use the