NFL 'acknowledges' bad call on Saints' Garrett Griffin in loss to Cowboys: verslag doen

The NFLprivately acknowledgedto the Saints that the costly blindside block penalty against Griffin, which resulted in an 11-yard loss, should not have been called, die NFL Network Saterdag berig.

DEFENSE LIFTS DALLAS TO A 27-17 VICTORY OVER SINKING SAINTS

The call was made in the third quarter when Griffin ran to block Dallas cornerback Jayron Kearse, who was blitzing toward Taysom Hill.

New Orleans would’ve secured a much-needed first down, but refs called Griffin for an​ illegal blindside block – a call social media users deemed one of the worst calls in a game.

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The Saints would lose a fifth straight game for the first time since 2005, the season before coach Sean Payton took over in New Orleans.

Garrett Griffin of the Saints runs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct. 31, 2021, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Garrett Griffin of the Saints runs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct. 31, 2021, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

“Dit is baie frustrerend. It’s unfamiliar territory for us,” Hill said. “This is my fifth year and I haven’t experienced anything like this since I’ve been a Saint.

Associated Press het bygedra tot hierdie verslag.

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