Another long Sunday for replacements
Posted at: 09/24/2012 6:55 AM
By: Associated Press | WHEC.com
Suspect officiating decisions during several games contributed to a chaotic third Sunday of the NFL season.
Replacement officials admitted making two mistakes in Minnesota's victory over San Francisco, while several other games included questionable calls that could have affected the outcomes.
Referee Ken Roan said he twice granted 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh video challenges after Harbaugh called timeout in the fourth quarter. Neither challenge should have been allowed once Harbaugh asked for time.
In the Lions-Titans and Bengals-Redskins games, officials marched off too much yardage on penalties.
The Redskins were penalized 20 yards instead of 15 for unsportsmanlike conduct in the final seconds of their 38-31 loss.