The Arizona Cardinals forced a fumble in a unique way which may have confused the refs on the field.
In the second of the Giants-Cardinals game, Cardinals special teams player Kylie Fitts forced a fumble by kicking Giants’ Dion Lewis.
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According to Fox Sports rules expert Dean Blandino, the fumble should not have counted because players aren’t allowed to intentionally kick the ball loose.
This Dion Lewis fumble shouldn’t have counted, per Fox’s Dean Blandino. Not allowed to kick the ball loose intentionally: pic.twitter.com/KKOmYfiTVv
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Dean Blandino explanation of the illegal kick fumble pic.twitter.com/hikurqIzp9
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The fumble ended up costing the Giants as the Cardinals were able to score a touchdown a few plays later to extend their lead 13-0 before halftime.