The Eagles are losing, 15-13, to the Falcons. That’s enough cause for consternation among Eagles fans.
But Jordan Matthews was absolutely obliterated by a painfully obvious helmet-to-helmet hit early in the fourth quarter, and the referees did nothing about it. The whistles were swallowed.
This is the best angle as evidence of a blatant helmet-to-helmet hit indeed being a blatant helmet-to-helmet hit, frozen at the point of contact and zoomed in for emphasis, courtesy of Billy Penn’s Dan Levy:
There were no gray areas on this play. Matthews was hit in the head. That is a penalty. Everyone saw it.
Jordan Matthews is going crazy at the ref, and rightfully so #Eagles— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) November 13, 2016
That just defies explanation. I can't imagine what the rationale is for not calling helmet-to-helmet.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) November 13, 2016
Do better, NFL. Do better.