NFL team owners voted to an the ineligible receiver play the New England Patriots used in the AFC Divisional round against the Baltimore Ravens.
The rule change, which was proposed by the Ravens, allows a player wearing an eligible offensive number (1-49, 80-89) to be declared ineligible, but requires that he line up within the tackle box.
If the rule is broken, the offensive team will receive a five-yard penalty.
After the game, Ravens coach John Harbaugh criticized the Patriots for being "clearly deceptive" with their substitutions.
- Paul Palladino