NFL admits making replay mistake in Colts game

Chuck Pagano took no solace in what everybody else at the Colts’

complex already knew.

Sunday’s replay reversal, which gave the Bengals a touchdown,

was a mistake.

On Tuesday night, Dean Blandino, the NFL’s head of officiating,

told NFL Network there was not enough evidence to overrule the

original call that BenJarvus Green-Ellis was stopped short of the

goal line on fourth-and-goal. Blandino’s explanation didn’t matter

much to Pagano, who told reporters Wednesday it still doesn’t

change the result.

Replays appeared to show Colts defensive tackle Josh Chapman

getting a hand on Green-Ellis’ foot, causing him to stumble. But

referee Jeff Triplette said he was only looking to see if

Green-Ellis was touched when he was on the ground. That prompted

the reversal that gave Cincinnati a 14-0 lead.

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