This game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks has been intense ever since the fans first arrived to fill the stadium. These two teams never hold anything back whenever they step on the field, especially when they’re matched up against each other.
There have been a couple questionable calls and no calls during today’s game, but that happens during every football game that’s played. Officials will miss calls or decide to roll with a different decision. Now just a little bit ago, San Francisco 49ers punter Andy Lee sent a ball down the field after his offense went three and out.
After drilling the ball down field, a diving Chris Maragos attempted to block the punt but missed and ended up running into Lee. Lee had his left ankle underneath the body of Maragos. A flag was thrown and Seattle was penalized, but the officiating crew called ‘Running into the kicker’ instead of ‘Roughing the kicker’.
There’s a 10 yard and first down difference between the two. Seattle should have been flagged for roughing the kicker, which would have given San Francisco a fresh set of downs. But the show continued on and right now we’re witnessing a nail biter of a game.
Here’s a look at the hit Lee took after punting away the ball. He limped off the field in obvious pain.