An earlier version of this post incorrectly suggested an NFL official was fired for a missed call this week. An official who missed a call earlier this year was fired.
For a second straight day, NFL referees have missed an obvious false start by an offensive lineman on a play that led to a touchdown.
In the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Chargers, with the Chargers down 13-0 in the second quarter, Los Angeles quarterback Philip Rivers connected with Travis Benjamin on a 46-yard touchdown to trim the Eagles lead to just six.
But if you watch the play again, Chargers' right tackle Sam Tevi clearly moved before the snap.
The touchdown helped the Chargers complete a comeback that resulted in a 33-30 victory on Sunday Night Football.
On the Eagles opening drive against the Redskins during Week 13 Monday Night Football, Philadelphia had their way with Washington. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz avoided a couple rushers before finding Golden Tate for a six-yard touchdown. But on the touchdown play, right tackle Lane Johnson clearly moved well before the snap.
For a second straight day, the refs kept their flag in their pockets.
Redskins running back Derrius Guice, who is currently on injured reserve recovering from a torn ACL, felt like all of us, wondering why a flag was not thrown.
No flag on that false start??— 2️⃣9️⃣ (@DhaSickest) December 4, 2018
The Redskins have not been in the good side of luck with penalty calls this season, as the NFL even admitted a there was a key missed call that affected the ending of the Redskins-Texans Week 11 game.
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