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NFL GAME DAY DISCUSSION Wild card game discussion: Colts @ Bills

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Doctor DDS

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The Colts complete that pass and the "player is down" and there were 45 seconds, then he fumbled and the Bills recovered with 42 seconds. Then the ref stopped the clock with 39 seconds. Colts then ran to the line and hiked it with 29 seconds but the Bills called TO. If there was a booth review wouldn't the review start when the prior play ended vs leaving the clock at 28 seconds? If they called him down then go to the booth there should have been 45 seconds on the clock. Bottom line is that it was a fumble but they completely messed up the time as well.
 

XLIX

Pro Bowl Player
plus the runner went out of bounds with 19 seconds left ...... then, the Bills called timeout before a play was run.


Where did those 5 second go ??? Those 5 seconds made a HUGE difference, because if there were 19 seconds left to play, Rivers could have easily completed a pass over the middle and still had plenty of time to spike the ball ...... so those 5 seconds literally took away the middle of the field for the Colts
I just finished a post on the same topic, but have a different take. It is very hard to see from the angle the telecast gave us, but you can see #11 fumbled. The ball went backwards and out of bounds. The side judge on the spot threw his blue beanbag and the spot of the ball reflected the yard or two lost from the fumble.

I believe in that case, the clock should not stop. IIRC, a fumble out of bounds inside 2:00 keeps the clock running.
 

NashuaPats

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The Indy hurry up offense was pathetically slow. The refs messed up the fumble call at the end. The guy was clearly back to his feet before the whistle. It was a fun game where I changed who I was rooting for several times.
 

XLIX

Pro Bowl Player
The Colts complete that pass and the "player is down" and there were 45 seconds, then he fumbled and the Bills recovered with 42 seconds. Then the ref stopped the clock with 39 seconds. Colts then ran to the line and hiked it with 29 seconds but the Bills called TO. If there was a booth review wouldn't the review start when the prior play ended vs leaving the clock at 28 seconds? If they called him down then go to the booth there should have been 45 seconds on the clock. Bottom line is that it was a fumble but they completely messed up the time as well.
A booth review does not restore time back on the clock unless something changes such as the play is ruled an incomplete pass. If they buzz down with 28 seconds to play then the clock stops at 28 and restarts of the ref's whistle when they are set to resume.
 

Doctor DDS

Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job
A booth review does not restore time back on the clock unless something changes such as the play is ruled an incomplete pass. If they buzz down with 28 seconds to play then the clock stops at 28 and restarts of the ref's whistle when they are set to resume.
I guess my issue is that they claimed that they called for the booth review vs doing it because of the Bills time out. Seems like on odd coincidence that they both happened at the exact same time. If they thought it was a play in question when it happened - the clock stops immediately when they take their look.
 

PATSYLICIOUS

Pro Bowl Player
I guess my issue is that they claimed that they called for the booth review vs doing it because of the Bills time out. Seems like on odd coincidence that they both happened at the exact same time. If they thought it was a play in question when it happened - the clock stops immediately when they take their look.

That's what I had thought, but on the refs explanation he mentioned the clock was stopped by the replay official, not the Bils timeout, which is why the Bills still had a TO left after. If that is accurate, they did the correct thing waiting until the COlts were about to snap the ball to stop the clock.
 

Doctor DDS

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Not recovering that fumble may have been what ultimately did in the Colts (though somehow I feel they would have come up with a creative way to blow it anyways)
 

Doctor DDS

Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job
Being a fan of Phillip Rivers must be a serious challenge. Not sure I have ever seen a player who consistently plays just well enough to lose close games time after time after time. He was certainly a significantly better regular season QB than Eli Manning but his inability to come through in the playoffs is going to cost him a HOF spot in my view.
 

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