The Denver Broncos earned a much-needed victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, but it didn’t come without controversy.
Despite both Denver and Jacksonville being extremely unimpressive this year, everyone tuned into this outing because it was an early London game.
The Jaguars had a three-point lead in the fourth quarter and seemingly were on the way to a clear win when the Broncos suddenly marched 80 yards down the field for what would be the game-winning touchdown.
Unfortunately, the only reason that game-winning touchdown ended up standing is because of a missed call by the refs:
Broncos took the lead but the refs missed a false start pic.twitter.com/n4PS7tvWgv
— Lost Tribe Sports (@LostTribeSports) October 30, 2022
As the above footage clearly shows, right guard Quinn Meinerz moved before the snap. That should have resulted in a false start on the Broncos and a first-and-goal from the seven-yard line.
Because the officials botched the call, instead of that, Denver came away with a two-yard touchdown from Latavius Murray.
Denver went on to win 21-17.
It has that been sort of year for NFL officiating. Refs are either blatantly chasing players after games or openly acting in suspicious ways with no worry of being caught on camera.
The integrity of the game is in absolute shambles. What happened in London Sunday is just par for the course.
In a season filled with cheerleaders making more headlines than players and stars getting exposed online – nothing should be surprising anymore.
The photos speak for themselves. https://t.co/RvN4QaNj7n
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 29, 2022
And yet even despite that, the Broncos pulling out an unearned victory in London was still pretty surprising.
Will the league come out and address the missed call at some point in the next few days?
Time will tell.
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