by Ryan Wilson
Sorting the Sunday Pile looks back at the NFL weekend that was. It's also an unofficial Mittens blog.
As you've probably seen by now, San Diego had time to run one offensive play after Pittsburgh took the one-point lead. With the ball deep in their territory and only five seconds on the clock, the Chargers dusted off the ol' "lateral and hope." LaDainian Tomlinson caught a short pass from Philip Rivers, tried to lateral it to Chris Chambers -- as it turned out, it was an illegal forward pass -- who then attempted to lateral it to either Marcus McNeill or Rivers. I couldn't tell because Troy Polamalu came out of nowhere, knocked the ball down before scooping it up and rumbling into the end zone as time expired.
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That makes the final 17-10, right? Well, according to the rules, yes. But according to Scott Green, the referee, no, no it doesn't.
Sorting the Sunday Pile, Week 11: Second-Rate Officiating Now Affecting Vegas originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Mon, 17 Nov 2008 08:30:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.