While I was at Thanksgiving with my family Thursday, quite a controversial play happened in the Houston Texans-Detroit Lions game.
You’ve probably seen and heard plenty about the play by now:
Houston’s Justin Forsett ran for an 81-yard touchdown, despite it being clear that his knee and elbow had touched down during the play. Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz then threw a challenge flag, only NFL rules stipulate that all scoring plays get challenged anyway.
So, since Schwartz threw the flag and essentially created a duplicitous request for a review, everything is cool, right?