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NFL Admits Officials Screwed Ravens Out Of A Win

Yesterday’s Jaguars-Ravens game ended with the Jags kicking a game-winning field goal on the final play of the game. According to an NFL spokesman, that play should have never happened, and the Ravens should have won.

On the play preceding the field goal, Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil sacked Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles, a play that would have ended the game save for the fact that Dumervil grabbed Bortles’s facemask, gifting the Jags a 15-yard penalty and one last untimed down on which to kick the game-winning field goal. The problem is that the Jaguars never came set on the play that ended in a sack, meaning they should have been flagged for a false start, and the game should have ended right there.


This may not seem like a huge deal given that the Jags are 3-6 and the Ravens are 2-7, but this is the kind of thing that could mess with the draft order at the end of the season. Also, the Jaguars are still in playoff contention in the atrocious AFC South. I hope they get in by one game, for the sake of chaos.


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