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    During the rams game, they blocked the field goal and returned it for a touchdown. I never knew, even if you don't call a penalty, you can go back and view if there were 12 men on the field. Im not sure if im a noob, or what. But set me straight on this one if i am wrong.

    But i have never seen that S***. I couldn't believe they went back and made a penalty when they did not even call one. I didn't think you could change a call, help me if im wrong. I might be and im not sure if the rams had 12 men on the field. I say we got robbed. Cause if Seattle wasn't getting called for off sides all day long i counted 4 times offsides, only once called. why not give us that touchdown? your thoughts?

    other than that the new rules in the NFL are tough to keep up with. Can some let me know what the knew one's are?
    Last edited by hawaiianpunch; -09-14-2009, 08:13 PM.

  • #2
    Re: What are the new rules of the NFL?

    It was legit. Thats pretty much the only penalty you can review. Belicheat did it in the Super Bowl vs the Giants when they caught that dude trying to run off, and the Bears just did it last night vs the pack. Not sure why its reviewable, but really the thing is we had too many on the field, if we only had eleven its likely we wouldn't have even blocked the field goal. Sucks but thats how it goes, the Squawks didn't get any special treatment on that play- for a change.


    • #3
      Re: What are the new rules of the NFL?

      Originally posted by C-Mob 71 View Post
      Not sure why its reviewable
      Probably because it's one of the few penalties that is clear black-or-white in terms of seeing if it was committed or not. It doesn't require any interpretation or judgment on the official's part. There either are or there aren't 12 men on the field.

      The easiest way for the Rams to have avoided this situation is by not having 12 men on the field to begin with.


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