The New England Patriots got their hands caught while in the cookie jar on Sunday, creating a two-man train on a field goal attempt in overtime against the New York Jets. Nick Folk of the Jets would miss the 56 yard attempt but were given a second chance (which they converted), after an unsportsmanlike conduct was called.
The Patriots had done it before, notably against the New Orleans Saints in week 6 without a call.
While the play was argued vehemently by New England, it’s the right call and the NFL is taking action.
The Miami Dolphins decided after the play that they needed to bring the league’s attention to the Baltimore Ravens, who had executed the same play against them in their 26-23 loss in week 5. The play happened on the tying attempt of 57 yards by Caleb Sturgis.
The league has said that the play was missed, will be a point of emphasis in the future and that a training video has been sent out to its’ officials.