Posted: 12/15/2010 12:58:01 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Barnstorm:
He didn't come close to making the first down on the two, but they called it a first down at the 2 and a half! So it really was 5 downs.
Watch the video again you guys. Ignore the yellow first down line and look at the orange first down marker on the sidelines. It is CLEARLY on the 3 yard line meaning that where they spotted the ball, it was a first down.
If you look close, you can also see that the actual line of scrimmage was on the 13 yard line and not on the 12 where FOX put the blue line. The lines put up there by FOX and the announcers are the reason for the confusion. The refs got this one right.