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Old 12-15-2019, 05:14 PM   #8871
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Re: Wrestling OT/LC Thread: 346 Days Until Christmas

Seahawks make what appears to be a clinching first down by getting the yards and getting tackled inbounds with 2:13 left and Carolina having no timeouts. They call Carolina for having committed illegal contact on the play, which is declined, and then the clock just remains stopped. By committing a penalty, it kept some sliver of hope alive for Carolina and kept the Seahawks from just kneeling it out.

Didn't end up mattering since they just made another first down, but WTF. If that was enforced properly by the officials in that game, that aspect of the NFL's time-keeping rules seems indefensible. I cannot imagine a rationale for why the non-penalized team wouldn't have the option of letting the clock roll.
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