Saturday night, Detroit Lions gambled and got the 2-point conversion they needed to win against Dallas Cowboys in a rescheduled Monday Night Football battle. Officials somehow missed registering Taylor Decker as eligible before he caught a pass. Due to an “illegal touching” penalty, the Lions’ 2-point conversion attempt with 23 seconds left was wiped out. In the replays, ESPN showed a Lions lineman, including Decker, talking to referee Brad Allen after an extra offensive lineman entered the game before the play. The go-ahead 2-point play wasn’t allowed since Decker wasn’t announced as an eligible receiver. With just a few seconds left, that score would have put the Lions up 21-20. Ultimately the score was taken off the board as Lions head coach Dan Campbell screamed at officials for the loss of points.
Last night’s debacle brought up the debate on the season long issue of NFL officiating mistakes. After the reversal of Detroit’s 2-point conversion, social media exploded.
Is this the most rigged ending to a game this year????— Fantasy Fanatics (@FFB_Fanatics) December 31, 2023
Goff literally sends Decker over to report.
The NFL refs stole the game from Detriot Lions and gave it to Dallas Cowboys.
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Goff sends Decker to report.pic.twitter.com/1B1uBK6998
3 players ran up to the Ref, only one of them could have been eligible. Then they lined up as if Decker was not eligible. You can blame the refs all you want, the blame is on the Coach.— Ponch (@KH50038920) December 31, 2023
Despite some saying it was Dan Campbell’s fault, the fan consensus is that Decker did check-in and report eligibility. The rigged scenario is coming from fans saying that the bet slips were in favor of the Cowboys in Vegas. With the night being as memorable as it was, theorists are saying that Jerry Jones couldn’t lose.
Yes he reported correctly it's directly on video he walked right up to the ref.— Rich (@justrich1121) December 31, 2023
You can see Jared Goff point to the guy and tell him go to the referee and he walks over to the referee.
I would say both teams get a tie and the ref gets fired.
What were your thoughts of last night’s extra point debacle? Do you think the call was correct? Or did the Lion’s actually win the game?