|11-16-2006, 02:33 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Northern Utah
It's fun to be right
I know, I know, no one likes it when someone gloats about being right but I mentioned I thought the first INT in the Oak game was dropped. The Denver Post says I was right:
The Raiders have complained the past two days about an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Chris Carr for running out of bounds on punt coverage. David Kircus fumbled on the return and Oakland recovered at Denver's 20-yard line late in the third quarter with Oakland leading 13-7.
Instead of gaining possession deep in Broncos territory, the Raiders had to punt again. The Broncos took possession at their 40, where they began the game-winning drive.
The Broncos have some complaining room as well. Game film clearly showed a first-quarter interception by Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was dropped. It was not caught by officials, and the one television replay didn't show the angle in which the ball was dropped.
After the interception, the Raiders took over the ball at Denver's 15 and turned it into their only touchdown of the game.
Every team routinely sends in questionable plays from the previous play to the NFL officials' office for review, and this likely is a candidate to be looked at by the league, in addition to the Raiders' complaint.
Sorry, I shall say no more about this forever.