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Sport Texans-Colts ends in controversy as officials don't review late fumble

07:20  22 november  2019
07:20  22 november  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Colts bash NFL for controversial non-review of apparent Deshaun Watson fumble

  Colts bash NFL for controversial non-review of apparent Deshaun Watson fumble "That was a fumble. I had it," Indy's Darius Leonard told reporters.In the final two minutes of Thursday night's Colts-Texans game, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson appeared to lose the ball on a rush attempt as he tried to bleed time off the clock.

NFL officials were forced to explain themselves after a controversial non-call played a role in the outcome of Thursday night's Week 12 game between the The fumble wasn' t reviewed and the game continued on with the Texans running out the clock and winning the game, taking over first place in

Texans and Colts meet Thursday night, with first place in AFC South on the line. The Colts have remained in the division race even after quarterback Andrew Luck stunned the football-watching world by announcing his abrupt retirement just before the season.

The Houston Texans moved into first place in the AFC South with a Thursday Night Football win over the Indianapolis Colts, but the victory didn't come without controversy.

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Late in the fourth quarter, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson attempted a run on second down to move the chains and seal the game. Watson fumbled on the play, though it was initially unclear on which team recovered the ball.

Referee Ron Torbert ruled the play a fumble that was recovered by the Texans, but a review wasn't conducted.

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Fed minutes: Officials felt 3 cuts this year could be enough. Certainly, the Texans didn’ t when they got mauled last week in Baltimore. As for the Colts , whom they host on Thursday Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson (45) collects a fumble by Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson

Who knows if officials would've concluded that Seattle did, in fact come up with the ball. And if they had, they would've faced an uphill battle to move the ball quickly down the For those asking it was ruled a fumble , not down. Officials ruled STL recovery so by rule ball comes back to spot of fumble .

NFL Officiating attempted to explain their reasoning shortly after the matchup concluded, though many believed the fumble still should have been reviewed to confirm the call.

"That was a fumble. I had it," Colts linebacker Darius Leonard, who knocked the ball loose, told reporters, according to Zak Keefer of The Athletic.

Two plays later, Houston ran out the clock up by three points to end the game.

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