Another Eagles game, another opportunity for the refs to screw up. And they did, at least twice.
The most glaringly bad, no-call of the day came when Nick Foles almost had his head ripped off by Jadeveon Clowney on a two-point conversion try.
Officials somehow missed Nick Foles nearly having his head forcibly removed (r @Ben_Jones88) pic.twitter.com/uRsffdwGrG— Vikings Blogger (@firstandskol) December 23, 2018
I mean, really though, it’s absolutely insane that none of the refs saw this. What else were they looking at?
No face mask call?? ♂️ #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/fnNbshoq2I— Sutton (@1CanadianEagle) December 23, 2018
Foles gave the ref a fired-up earful after the missed call, and even resulted in an apology and acknowledgement the umpire should have bailed out the QB.
So @howardeskin just said on the Eagles broadcast that the ref who blew the Foles facemask call apologized and said his umpire should've bailed him out.— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) December 23, 2018
That’s all well and good, but it doesn’t change the fact the Eagles didn’t get the call, or the subsequent yardage. So, thanks for that.
Eagles DE Brandon Graham was also the subject of some BS by the refs, and was called for a pretttty questionable roughing the passer call against Houston QB Deshaun Watson.
This was called roughing the passer on Brandon Graham because of his body weight on the QB. pic.twitter.com/sjDXAVdySm— J Reid (@JReidNFL) December 23, 2018
WUT pic.twitter.com/YDSN4ceJwL— Michael Kist (@MichaelKistNFL) December 23, 2018
This isn’t the first time Philadelphia’s defenders — and others throughout the league — have been unjustly flagged for roughing the passer, and hopefully the league and refs figure out a better way to call it in the offseason.