NFL Twitter in uproar over bogus, drive-killing blindside block penalty on Saints
What on the planet? NFL referee Brad Rogers and his team increased a crucial New Orleans Saints belongings to open the 2nd half of their video game versus the Dallas Cowboys with a phony nasty for a blindside block on tight end Garrett Griffin, eliminating an initially down variation and moving the Saints offense back from their own 21 backyard line to their own 10, dealing with an initially down with 21 lawns to go. They punted 3 plays later on.
The response was instant and furious: Griffin and his challenger, protective back Jayron Kearse, were eye to eye with each other as he started the block and pushed Kearse to the ground to secure his quarterback. Which ended up being a game-changing choice with Cowboys running back Tony Pollard scuttling 58 lawns for a goal run.
Sean Payton was still barking at Rogers and the other authorities minutes later on while fans crowding the Caesars Superdome shouted with gusto at the bad call. And reactions on social networks echoed the belief:
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