ESPN Report: NFL admits officiating mistake during Lions-Packers game
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The NFL's executive vice president announced Tuesday afternoon that a second hands-to-the-face penalty simply should not have been called in the Lions vs. Packers game Monday night.
That call gave the Packers a first down and let them run the clock out before the winning field goal.
According to an ESPN report, NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent was asked about the penalties during a news conference Tuesday, a day after the Packers defeated the Lions 23-22.
ESPN reported that the two hands-to-the-face penalties were a topic of conversation at a meeting with the competition committee.
According to ESPN, Vincent said the following:
"There was one that was clear that we support. And there was the other, when you look at it, when you review the play, not something that you want to see called in particular on the pass rush. One that you can support but the other one, clearly after you review it, you've seen some slo-mos, the foul wasn't there."