NFL Under Fire After Questionable Calls Cost Detroit Lions Win Over Green Bay Packers, Fans Call It ‘Fixed’

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The NFL is experiencing harsh criticism after a progression of entirely flawed calls enabled the Green Bay Packers to escape Monday Night Football with a success over the Detroit Lions, with fans taking to online networking to call the closure “fixed.”

The Detroit Lions took a 22-13 lead with 12:17 left in the final quarter, yet the Packers had the option to return on account of two hands-to-the-face approaches the Lions that both enabled the Packers to expand drives and score focuses. The keep going went ahead what might be the game-winning drive, as the Packers drove and enabled Mason Crosby to kick a 23-yard field objective as time terminated.

Replays demonstrated that neither one of the calls gave off an impression of being right, and truth be told, the replay shared on Twitter by Fox Sports’ Daniel Beyer demonstrated that the Green Bay Packers handle David Bakhtiari really had his hands in the facemask of Detroit Lions cautious end Trey Flowers, who was the one required the punishment.

The incorrect penalties, both coming at a critical time for the Packers, led to massive backlash online. Many fans took to social media to complain about the outcome, noting that the Packers have often been the recipients of questionable calls that allowed them to win games.

The misfortune was a significant mishap for the Detroit Lions, who tumbled to 2-2-1 as the Packers improved to 5-1 and stayed on the NFC North division.

This isn’t the first occasion when that the Packers have vanquished the Lions on account of a faulty call. In 2015, arbitrators called a facemask punishment on Lions cautious end Devin Taylor on what had all the earmarks of being a game-closure sack of Aaron Rodgers. Rather than time terminating, the Packers possessed energy for one more play and Rodgers conveyed one of the most acclaimed goes of his profession, a Hail Mary that was gotten by Richard Rodgers for a touchdown to give the Packers the success.

The Lions were likewise the beneficiaries of a play so dubious, there is currently a standard named after it. In Week 1 of the 2010 season, the Lions seemed to indent a very late prevail upon the Chicago Bears when beneficiary Calvin Johnson got a touchdown, yet arbitrators decided that he didn’t keep up control of the ball since he dropped it as he was getting up to celebrate. The occurrence would later play vigorously into the association explaining the standards about what is or isn’t a trick, with eyewitnesses considering it the “Calvin Johnson Rule.”

There’s no word yet on whether the disputable closure of Monday Night Football will spike any standard changes or appealing epithets.



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