The Pittsburgh Steelers needed this badly, and were robbed of it by the refs.
The team seemed to get a huge boost on offense with a game-changing special-teams play. However, the referees stepped in and overturned it.
The Green Bay Packers were leading the Steelers, 14-10, in the waning moments of the second quarter as they lined up to kick a field goal. Mason Crosby came on for what was a 31-yard try to extend the lead to seven points.
Two Steelers, Joe Haden and Minkah Fitzpatrick, got great jumps on the hiked ball as Fitzpatrick came crashing in with the block on Crosby’s try. Fitzpatrick then picked the ball up and ran it back 75 yards for a touchdown.
…or so he thought. Haden was flagged for a back-breaking offsides penalty.
Replay seems to show otherwise.
“Finally seen multiple replays. The one below’s the most conclusive that Joe Haden was NOT offside. He and Minkah Fitzpatrick both had great jumps, which can be visually misleading, but watch the snap of the ball,” Dejan Kovacevic tweeted.