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Thread: Questionable holding call helped Bengals nail down victory

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    Questionable holding call helped Bengals nail down victory

    Posted by Mike Florio on September 14, 2018, 1:13 PM EDT


    As the Ravens tried to mount an unlikely comeback against the Bengals on Thursday night after landing in a 21-point hole twice in the first half, the margin had reduced to five — and the momentum favored the Ravens.

    And so the play of the game arrived with 8:08 to play, the home team leading 28-23, and the Bengals facing third and two on their on 33. Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd, lined up in the right slot, ran a short crossing route. Ravens defensive back Tavon Young broke up the pass, putting Baltimore in position to try to take the lead with plenty of time left.

    But wait. A yellow flag landed on the field. The officials called Young for holding.

    And while Young indeed had a right hand on Boyd’s waist, Young didn’t impede Boyd’s ability to run across the field. Instead, Young’s hand simply was placed in a spot that would have been conducive to holding, if Young had used his hand to slow down Boyd.

    Making the call even more questionable was the circumstance. Sure, a foul is supposed to always be a foul no matter the margin or remaining time. But flags often get nudged a little deeper in key moments, and in this specific case it would have given extra reason to not call a penalty.

    The first down kept Cincinnati’s drive alive, chewing up clock and leading to a field goal that pushed the margin back to eight points, and in turn setting the stage for a last-gasp effort from the Ravens to potentially force overtime. Bengals defensive back Shawn Williams got to Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco before Flacco could uncork a throw that coach John Harbaugh said after the game could have resulted in a long touchdown, the Bengals recovered, and that was that.


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    Screw you, Florio! You failed to mention the two HORRIBLE pass interference calls that led to both of the Ratbirds' first-half touchdowns. The Refs literally GAVE them 14 points!!!

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    I guess while we're discussing counterfactuals and convoluted what if scenarios...perhaps we should ask ourselves who would have won the game if the Ravens hadn't sucked so badly?

    That game wasn't close and the outcome wasn't determined by any single play....including the holding call on Young.

    What game was Florio watching? The Ravens got punked so badly they managed to score 17 straight points yet never took the lead, and in the end they lost the game by more than two scores.

    On to Carolina.

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    Florio remains, truly, the worst kind of steeler troll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkansas Bengal View Post
    Screw you, Florio! You failed to mention the two HORRIBLE pass interference calls that led to both of the Ratbirds' first-half touchdowns. The Refs literally GAVE them 14 points!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Florio remains, truly, the worst kind of steeler troll.
    Dogs bark.

    Fact is even if that was a questionable call, they missed a hold on AJ on that play that was more blatant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason_NC View Post
    Fact is even if that was a questionable call, they missed a hold on AJ on that play that was more blatant.

    I just re-watched the game.

    On the play in question Aikman not only wonders aloud if Green was interfered with on the same play, but noted how John Ross was also looking for a flag.

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