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Packers get lucky on Greg Jennings fumble review

Posted on: January 15, 2012 5:58 pm
 
Maybe Jenning's, uh, foot was on the ground? (Mocksession.com)
By Will Brinson

The Packers caught a tremendous break in the first half of Sunday's NFC Divisional Round matchup against the Giants, as Greg Jennings clearly fumbled a ball and neither an on-field ruling nor replay could "confirm" that he did so. The Packers kept the ball and scored a touchdown five plays later to tie the game at 10-10.

On first and 10 from the Giants 38-yard line, Aaron Rodgers hit Jennings on a six-yard pass. Jennings fumbled the ball while being tackled and the Giants recovered.

The play was initially ruled a fumble but the officiating crew overturned that call on the field and said that Jennings was down. Tom Coughlin was, for all intents and purposes, forced to challenge the play. He did so and the visual evidence indicated rather clearly (see: above) that the ball was loose before Jennings hit the ground.

However, Bill Leavy announced to the crowd that the ruling on the field would stand. The Packers kept the ball and scored a touchdown.

It was a terrible break for the Giants, an unbelievable stroke of luck for the Packers, and a pretty good reason for wondering if there needs to be another safeguard in the review process.

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Comments

Since: Oct 15, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 7:35 pm
 

Packers get lucky on Greg Jennings fumble review

He is back at it...how about that roughing penalty?  GB has hit Manning on at least 2 occasions later and cheaper.  How can the NFL fix this major officiating problem?



Since: Oct 15, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 7:04 pm
 

Packers get lucky on Greg Jennings fumble review

That fumble was so obvious there are only 3 ways this can happen:  the lead official is a coward, he is that inept, or he is cheating.  Any of the 3 reasons don't cut it - why is he in this game?



Since: Apr 11, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 6:40 pm
 

Packers get lucky on Greg Jennings fumble review

Someone tell me WHY we need replay in this league if they can't even get a call right when using it!!! CLEARLY a blown call.. Home field advantage?



Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 6:26 pm
 

Packers get lucky on Greg Jennings fumble review

As quick as the league is to fine and punish NFL players.  Some accountability measures need to be added for these Refs.  How can everyone outside of Green Bay clearly see it's a fumble but the official can't.  Just hope it doesn't cost the Giants the game as the score would likely be 20-3 right now.  Actually it could be higher than 20 for the Giants.  Refs are going to miss calls but after slo-mo replay?  C'mon.  That was not a difficult or questionable call.  That was brutal in such a pivotal game.



Since: Nov 17, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2012 6:24 pm
 

Packers get lucky on Greg Jennings fumble review

The only thing the ref could have seen was maybe the side of his lower ankle was down. It would be interesting to hear the ref explain what he saw.



Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2012 6:20 pm
 

Packers get lucky on Greg Jennings fumble review

The Refs this year have blown more calls then any other year that I could remember!



Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2012 6:02 pm
 

Packers get lucky on Greg Jennings fumble review

Everybody in the WORLD saw that blown call. Seriously, how do these refs miss ANY replay calls???


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