Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio has recommended officers gave the Philadelphia Eagles a makeup call versus the Washington Commanders on Monday night time. As described by Jeremy Layton of the New York Post, the play in query occurred within the fourth quarter of Monday’s recreation when Washington held a 23-21 lead. Eagles tight finish Dallas Goedert misplaced management of the soccer as his facemask was clearly grabbed by Commanders linebacker Jamin Davis:
No flag for a facemask penalty was thrown, and Davis returned the fumble for what was initially referred to as a Washington landing earlier than referees dominated him down by contact from Goedert on the Philadelphia 34-yard line following a evaluate. However, Florio thinks video replays present that officers got a number of points of the play improper. “But the video suggests that, by the point Davis had the ball, he wasn’t being touched by Goedert,” Florio wrote. “More importantly, it wasn’t ‘clear and apparent’ that the ruling on the sphere was incorrect.”It’s arduous to not assume that the choice to take the landing off the board was influenced, consciously or not, by the truth that a facemask foul ought to have worn out all the pieces, together with the fumble. Regardless, the foundations ought to enable a fast and straightforward repair to such a transparent and apparent mistake.”
Overall, Florio was campaigning for the NFL to change the present rule and make facemask fouls reviewable by way of video replay. A minimal of 24 homeowners must approve of such a change in the course of the upcoming offseason. “We didn’t see a face masks on the sphere,” referee Alex Kemp admitted whereas talking with reporters after the sport. “As far because the evaluate, we have been reviewing whether or not he was down by contact or whether or not it was a fumble after which whether or not the Washington participant who recovered the ball was additionally down by contact.” As for the competition’s final result, the Commanders notched a 32-21 win to provide the Eagles their first lack of the season. 5-5 Washington subsequent performs on the 1-7-1 Houston Texans this coming Sunday, whereas 8-1 Philadelphia will likely be on the 4-5-1 Indianapolis Colts that very same afternoon.