The Colts were controlling Sunday’s game against the Ravens — running the football and playing great defense — but a game-changing play completely flipped the momentum.
And while those types of big plays happen, this one shouldn’t have, as it was essentially gifted to the Ravens by the officials.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh made it clear that he was none too pleased about the officiating in the team’s Week 8 loss to the Steelers, and it’s fair to wonder if that had an impact on one particular play in the second half of the game.
It took place in the third quarter, with the Colts leading 10-7, and began with Philip Rivers airing the ball out downfield. Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters got his hands on the football, but he was bobbling it, and it popped out of his hands just before he hit the ground. The pass was ruled incomplete, as it sure looked that way, but Harbaugh challenged it, and somehow got it overturned for an interception.
NFL Vice President of officiating Al Riveron attempted to explain why, and no one seems to agree with his rationalization behind overturning the call.
Rivers sure didn’t see it that way.
It didn’t look “clear and obvious” to us.