• You can't say the crowds influenced rusty NFL officials

    11 days ago - By Seattle Pi

    No one can say the crowds influenced the officials.
    The crews may have been a bit rusty without a preseason, but only two teams - the Chiefs and Jaguars - allowed fans into the stadium during the NFL's opening weekend because of the coronavirus pandemic.
    So, no fans were in the stands for the two costliest calls in Week 1: offensive pass interference flags on Cincinnati's A.J. Green and Dallas' Michael Gallup in the closing seconds of close games.
    The flag on Green for pushing off Chargers defender Casey Hayward wiped out his toe-dragging, game-winning touchdown grab from top draft pick...
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