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Why are refs helping the offense during last-minute comebacks?

November 25, 2009

Next time you’re watching an NFL game in which a team is out of timeouts and trying to score in the last few seconds, watch the officials. Tell me you haven’t seen this a hundred times: An offensive player is tackled inbounds.The quarterback waves frantically for everyone to line up. Tick-tick-tick…. Hurry, hurry! The offensive […]