After the New Orleans Saints were robbed of a chance to go to the Super Bowl because NFL referees missed an obvious pass interference penalty at a crucial point in the NFC championship game, the NFL decided to implement a new pass interference replay review system to prevent such an egregious error from happening in the future.
The new replay rule gives coaches the ability to challenge offensive and defensive pass interference penalties in the first 28 minutes of each half, with the final two minutes subject to booth review.
Unfortunately, the NFL has done a poor job this season of overturning calls on the field and a play during Sunday night’s Chiefs-Colts game displayed their inability to fix pass interference.
In the fourth quarter of tonight’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ game, Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton was called for offensive pass interference after a defender ran into him more than one yard outside of the line of scrimmage.
Colts head coach Frank Reich challenged the call on the field and it was somehow not overturned much to the shock of NFL fans who watched the replay.
The new pass interference replay review system is broken and the NFL needs to fix it.