NFL won't suspend referee crew that missed call in Ravens-Jaguars game
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NFL won't suspend referee crew that missed call in Ravens-Jaguars game
Wednesday November 18th, 2015

The NFL is unlikely to hand out suspensions to the officiating crew that missed a critical false start call at the end of the Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game on Sunday, reports Kevin Seifert of

As the Jaguars were attempting to run a final play from their own 49-yard line, it seemed that left tackle Luke Joeckel was guilty on an illegal procedure. The flag would have resulted in a 10-second runoff, ending the game. Instead, the play was allowed to run and Baltimore linebacker committed a facemask penalty, putting the Jaguars in range for a game-winning, 53-yard field goal.

Instead of a 20–19 win for the Ravens, the Jaguars left with a 22–20 victory. 

On Monday, the NFL acknowledged that a false start should have been called and that the Ravens should have won.  

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The same officiating crew, led by referee Pete Morelli, was disciplined last month after allowing 18 seconds to run off the clock during a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Diego Chargers. Side judge Rob Vernatchi was suspended for a week after being found responsible for the mistake. 

Seifert reports that it is a possibility that a member of Morelli’s crew could be reassigned for Week 11. 



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