After last seasons NFC Championship result, the NFL needs an approach on improving it’s rule book.
The Los Angeles Rams went on to play against the New England Patriots in Superbowl LIII. However, Saints fans were slighted by a no-call pass interference play.
According to NBC Philadelphia, On Friday the NFL released a list of changes to nine rules in the NFL rule book. Two of those nine were challenged by the Philadelphia Eagles, who were also victims of bad calls during last season. The calls heavily impacted the finish to the Eagles chances during two games against the Cowboys and Texans in December. Changes were proposed by four teams including the Eagles, Rams, Seahawks, and Panthers:
“To amend Rule 15, Section 2, to add review of designated player safety-related fouls (called or not called on the field) as plays subject to coaches’ challenge in the instant replay system.”
Eagles Wanting To Amend
According to NBC Philadelphia, the play in question is the facemask violation Jadeveon Clowney committed against Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. The dispute came on a two-point conversion play in a game against the Texans in December. A play which wasn’t called by an official and resulted in the Eagles losing an opportunity to convert on two extra points. The second rule proposal was all Eagles, and it was as follows:
“To amend Rule 15, Section 2, to add scoring plays and turnovers negated by a foul to be subject to automatic review in the instant replay system.”
This proposal is in reference to the 75-yard catch from Dallas Goedert. The Eagles ended up scoring on a drive, but along with a pass interference call. As a result of a no-call on a helmet-to-helmet play, the Eagles missed an opportunity to add points on the board.
The third rule was proposed by the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs proposed that in overtime both teams would receive the ball. This would happen regardless of who scores first in overtime, or scores first after a coin toss. The Chiefs lost in the AFC championship on a 75-yard touchdown drive from Tom Brady during overtime.
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