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Upon further review, refs made huge gaffe in Lions game

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
Jim Caldwell argues with officials during the second quarter of the Lions' game against the Bears.

Allen Park – Officials make bad calls. It’s not unusual and it’s magnified by the multitude of camera angles and slow-motion replay offered by broadcasts. But some mistakes are more egregious than others, and Jeff Triplette’s crew made a doozy during Sunday’s game between the Lions and Bears.

After a 14-yard run by Lions running back Dwayne Washington, offensive lineman Graham Glasgow was flagged for illegal use of the hands, negating the gain. The problem with the call is it was Glasgow who was on the receiving end of hands to the face.

Surprisingly, the officials acknowledged the mistake to Lions coach Jim Caldwell.

“They said they could’ve gotten it wrong,” Caldwell said.

The penalty didn’t hurt the Lions. Despite facing a third-and-16, quarterback Matthew Stafford escaped pressure from the Bears’ pass rush and found wide receiver Marvin Jones for a 48-yard gain.

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