That's a catastrophic error by the officials not only allowing the review to proceed on that "TD" play, but also getting the review WRONG--the ball didn't cross the plane.
How many games must the referees decide before someone is held accountable? Did they just want to make amends to Green Bay for the bad call vs. Seattle earlier in the year? Or is this game just fixed?
Mike Carey needs to be sent packing either way. What a horrible mistake.
Looked like the right call to me
Dude, it was 100% the right call in every way.
Then, remember that the CALL ON THE FIELD was a fumble recovered by Minnesota. Their only options are to let the call on the field stand or call him down by contact. The ball didn't look to cross the plane when his knee was down, and either way there wasn't definitive evidence.
But the review COULD NOT have proceeded because of the Jim Schwartz rule. It was impossible. And they confirmed that by flagging McCarthy... except they forgot to enforce the rule in its totality.
Now, they've called 3 straight penalties on Minnesota, and all of them were bogus/ticky tack at best. It appears that either the league has decided the Bears must make the playoffs or Mike Carey has money on this game as well as all the other games he's rigged over the years.
The Schwartz rule doesn't apply because McCarthey threw the flag AFTER the replay official had already buzzed down. Hence, the review takes place and the Packers are assessed a 15 yard penalty. Schwartz threw his flag BEFORE the replay official buzzed the field.
Second, it was clearly not a fumble as the ball crossed the goal line prior to his right knee touching.
Like I said, 100% correct. I swear, the hate Carey gets around here is astounding sometimes.
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At this stage he may not pass Jamal Lewis
No matter what, this Viking/Packers game has been damn entertaining.
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Yeah it is.
Gutsy call on 4th