For anyone who didn't see the blown calls in the Lions - Titans game, here's a pretty good summary:
Then in overtime, Bironas' third field goal put Tennessee ahead to stay after a drive that got its own boost from the officials.
They announced a replay review had overturned their ruling of a catch by Tennessee tight end Craig Stevens, with the ball hitting the ground as he rolled after being hit helmet to helmet by Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch.
After spending several minutes discussing where to place the ball, they put it at the Lions 29, giving the Titans 27 yards. The penalty apparently was marched off from the Detroit 44 instead of the Tennessee 44, where the play started.
Hill's 46-yard TD pass to Titus Young off a ball Titans linebacker Akeem Ayers tried to knock down at the end of regulation tied the game only after some more confusing officiating.
After Hill tossed a 3-yard TD pass to Calvin Johnson with 18 seconds left, Amari Spievey recovered Detroit's onside kick. Hill threw a short pass to the sideline to Nate Burleson who took at least a step before losing the ball when hit by Titans cornerback Jason McCourty.
An official threw down his bean bag, indicating a change of possession. Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner picked up the ball and started to run to the end zone before another official ran up and called it incomplete.
Because it was in the final 2 minutes, a review is left up to the officials and coaches cannot challenge. No replay review was done.
Officials had other issues in this game, including twice announcing the offense would replay third down when it was obvious the defense wanted to decline a penalty to force fourth down.
1. On the Stevens catch, Fox showed the replay over and over, and the ball never touches the ground and he had control of it the entire time. It was really amazing that he held onto it taking a hit like that, but apparently the refs weren't impressed. I didn't even realize that they marked the yardage wrong though. That's incredible. They fucked up their
2. How in the hell do you have two referees DISAGREE on a call and not go to a booth review? Ref A: "Fumble!" Ref B: "No, it was incomplete!" Ref A: "Oh...yeah, ok. You're probably right." Come on, Goodell. Get them out of here before they
up the entire season.