Joe Haden was called offsides on a play that resulted in the Pittsburgh Steelers blocking a Green Bay Packers field goal and returning it 75-yards for a touchdown.
The Steelers lost the game 27-17, but without that call, it would’ve been a tie game and anything could’ve happened late in regulation or even overtime. Instead, the Steelers were called for being offside, which moved the field goal try up 5 yards and gave the Packers’ Mason Crosby another chance to make the kick, which he drilled.
Green Bay went into the half leading 17-10 instead of trailing 17-14.
Former NFL referee and current CBS analyst Gene Steratore gave his insight on the play. After taking to Twitter, he stated that there shouldn’t have been a foul on the play.
“Certain infractions are easier to see from the field-level, but from the angles that I’ve seen of the field goal in #PITvsGB: Unless the @Steelers were lined up in the neutral zone, the players move simultaneously with the snap which would mean no foul,” Steratore tweeted.
Haden tweeted out that he was not offsides.
The Steelers fell to 1-3 on the season and at the very bottom of the AFC North as everybody else is 3-1.
Things do not get better next week as they return home to take on the 3-1 Denver Broncos.