The Lions were getting ready to take the lead during Monday Night’s Detroit – Seattle game, however, Kam Chancellor came to the rescue (as did the refs). Watch as Calvin Johnson gets the ball knocked out at the one-yard line, but then T.J Wright breaks NFL rule by ‘batting’ the ball out of the endzone.
On more time for those of you catching up. This is an illegal "bat" by Wright in The End Zone. Should be DET ballhttps://t.co/a8WHyPuOt3
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) October 6, 2015
Illegal bat out of the end zone. Too bad the ref couldn't see it. pic.twitter.com/5h2rNwkJIc
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) October 6, 2015
Tirico just said they talked to Dean Blandino, who agreed it should've been an illegal bat and remained Lions ball.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 6, 2015
Here’s what the rule explains:
“A player may not bat or punch (a) a loose ball (in field of play) toward opponent’s goal line; (b) a loose ball (that has touched the ground) in any direction, if it is in the end zone…”