You cannot miss a big penalty like this in the Super Bowl.
It only took a few minutes into Super Bowl 56 for refs to screw up. During a fourth-and-1 play from near midfield, the refs appear to have missed a penalty as Rams star defensive lineman Aaron Donald appeared to be over the football before the snap.
Nothing was called and the Bengals failed to convert.
“Donald offsides on the 4th and 1. They usually give you a warning the first time, but this one, I would’ve called. Head clearly across the line,” former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Mitchell Schwartz said.
Joe Burrow’s pass fell incomplete and the team turned the ball over on downs. It was a huge turn of events as Matthew Stafford found wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr for the game’s first touchdown just a few plays later.