The Detroit Lions need to win out to take home the NFC North division crown and they’re trying to do that by playing hard-nosed defense against the Baltimore Ravens. But while the Lions are playing a bump and grind style defense and getting in the faces of the Ravens receivers, the referees aren’t agreeing with the coverage and are keeping the Lions on their toes.
Late in the second quarter, the Lions were flagged for a pass interference call that looked highly questionable when it was called and even more so upon further review.
The contact didn’t really affect the play other than the receiver didn’t get a second chance on the ball. There’s a difference between air-tight coverage and pass interference but the lines are blurred in the eyes of these referees tonight. Detroit has been called on some obvious penalties on Monday but this was not one of them — or was it?