The Lions got totally jobbed by the only rule in football dumber than the helmet rule in the NCAA where someone has to leave the game because someone knocked the shit out of them and their helmet flew off.
What was the logic of that rule? Were Bidwell and the corpse of Al Davis involved in that idiocy? “Hey- every touchdown is automatically reviewed. But if a coach demands a review on that same play, we just say to hell with it, no soup for you, then penalize him 15 yards.”
Complete idiocy. If you want to penalize someone for throwing a challenge flag on an automatically challenged play (and even then I don’t know why you would), I don’t have any idea why you would then refuse to review the play at all. Charge them a timeout or something for being an idiot. But letting absolute garbage like that through? Some team may have just lost home field advantage because of that, and the Lions season may be over. Just appalling stupidity.
Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving.