Last time out involved a lot of chatter about getting your "routine" down with the various "timing" rules/mechanics. Now let's shift to another routine, that being "counting." But we need to watch the clock first.
A penalty on every other play, or so it seemed. A seldom seen penalty. An official working his first game as a white hat, argumentative coaches, sloppy play on both sides, and ... oh, yeah, did I mention we almost ran out of daylight?
So far in this series on disputed calls in football history, we have seen how careless counting errors by officials have an effect on close games. We have seen players not counted properly, and a team getting an extra down. This issue of "Calls" looks at a game where a team wasn't given enough downs, in a play remembered simply as "the Lost Down."
Please join writer Darin Hayes as he takes a trip down the NFL's memory lane.