The officiating crew from Saturday’s AFC wild-card sport between the Bengals and Raiders could also be one and accomplished this postseason.
Referee Jerome Boger and those that officiated the primary sport of the postseason will not be anticipated to work once more throughout these playoffs following Saturday’s controversial outing, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday.
The officiating crew shouldn’t be anticipated to obtain excessive marks from the league for Saturday’s sport, per Schefter, which noticed the Bengals win their first playoff game in 31 years. The purpose of rivalry got here shortly earlier than halftime, when officers dominated a whistle had been blown after Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd caught a move ultimately zone from quarterback Joe Burrow. A whistle appeared to have been blown, nonetheless, as Burrow threw the move near the sideline, resulting in hypothesis over whether or not he was out of bounds.
The second-quarter landing gave the Bengals a 20-6 lead over the Raiders, with Cincinnati later pulling off a 26-19 win.
Following the sport, Walt Anderson, the league’s senior vice chairman of officiating, elaborated on the ruling.
“We confirmed with the referee and the crew that on that play — they acquired collectively and talked — they decided that that they had a whistle, however that the whistle for them on the sphere was blown after the receiver caught the ball,” Anderson stated. “They didn’t really feel that the whistle was blown earlier than the receiver caught the ball.”
Below the NFL’s present replay guidelines, inadvertent and or faulty whistles will not be reviewable, ESPN famous.
With the Raiders accomplished for the season, the Bengals will now advance to subsequent week’s divisional spherical.