The Detroit Lions Get Screwed After Refs Miss ‘Illegal Bat In The End Zone’ At End Of Game

Late in the fourth quarter in the Lions-Seahawks game, Calvin Johnson fumbled the ball in the end zone. After the fumble, Seahawks KJ Wright knocked the ball out of the end zone to cause a touchback. It turns out what Wright did was illegal and instead of the Seahawks getting the ball and running out the clock, the Lions should have gotten the ball at the goal line.

Watch as former NFL referee Gerry Austin explains.


NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino agrees with Austin and says the Lions should have gotten the ball.


This is terrible by the refs and it cost the Lions a game. Amazing.

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Brobible sports editor. Jorge is a Miami native and lifelong Heat fan. He has been covering the NBA, MLB and NFL professionally for almost 10 years, specializing in digital media.