Ex-NFL VP of refs: Eagles should have been penalized on wild Super Bowl trick play

One of the most dramatic plays of Super Bowl LII shouldn’t have counted, at least according to former NFL vice president of officiating, Mike Pereira. 

The controversial play came in the first half and if you watched the game, you probably remember exactly what happened: On fourth-and-goal, late in the second quarter, Eagles tight end Trey Burton threw a touchdown pass to Nick Foles

The play is even crazier when you think about the fact that Foles is the one who made the call on the field.

Considering that it was fourth down and Burton had never thrown an NFL pass in his life, not to mention, Foles had never caught a pass in his NFL career, it was an absolutely gutsy call by Foles and the Eagles. Of course, it’s a gutsy call that shouldn’t have counted, according to Pereira. 

During a podcast with the Talk of Fame Network, the Fox analyst explained why the touchdown should have been taken off the scoreboard. 

“The down judge, who was the one that (the play) was on his side of the field … they felt that it was his judgment, and he (receiver Alshon Jeffrey) was close enough,” Pereira said. “Well, he wasn’t. They lined up wrong.

Article source: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/ex-nfl-vp-of-refs-eagles-should-have-been-penalized-on-wild-super-bowl-trick-play/

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