The NFL has released a statement regarding last night’s gaffe by Jeff Triplette’s officiating crew during the Giants-Redskins game at FedEx Field.
Per VP of officiating Dean Blandino: “In this situation where there is obvious confusion as to the status of the down, play should have been stopped prior to third down and the correct down communicated to both clubs. This should have occurred regardless of the fact that Washington had no timeouts and it was inside two minutes.”
It’s great the NFL admitted their mistake. Unfortunately it seems like the NFL officials are making a lot more mistakes this season.