Frazier: NFL called to talk about officiating

The NFL has contacted the Minnesota Vikings about some

questioned calls by the officials in Sunday’s game at

Baltimore.

Coach Leslie Frazier said Monday he received an unsolicited

phone call from the league about some of the rulings Sunday, when

the Vikings lost 29-26.

Frazier declined to specify whether the NFL apologized for

mistakes by referee Peter Morelli’s crew, but he said ”the fact

that they called should give you an indication of how they felt

about” the game.

A first-quarter fumble by Toby Gerhart, when his knee appeared

to touch the snow-covered field before the ball came loose, was

upheld by replay review. The Ravens scored a touchdown four plays

later.

The Vikings were also upset by two pass interference calls that

aided each of Baltimore’s fourth-quarter scoring drives.