At the end of the Sunday night, the Steelers leaped out on three consecutive Chargers field goals to prevent a desperate attempt to block the game's kick. The third time, the Chargers made the kick anyway. If this had not been the case, the officials could have given them the three points.
This is the word of former NFL chiefs Dean Blandino and Mike Pereira to officiate, both of whom were a video for FOX to impose repeated penalties to discourage the other team from scoring even a penalty, which can lead to the team receiving the score.
"There is usually something I do not know if many people know about: There is a penalty for continuous fouling to prevent a score," Blandino said.
Pereira said in situations like that Game last night, the rules allow the referee to give the team only the points.
They believe that they have deliberately done so, were intentionally fouled at consecutive games … The referee could actually award a score, "said Pereira said, "Successive penalties that have been deliberately set to prevent a score from being scored will allow you to continue and award a result."
Blandino said he had assisted the referee, the Steelers after the second offside penalty warned that if they did it again, the Chargers would give the points.
"The rulebook is clear, they give a warning and after the Wa Give a rating. I would have considered it strong after the second, but certainly the third, "said Blandino.
That result would have been one of the strangest finals in the history of the NFL: a team wins a game, not because it triggered a game win, but because the penalties of the other team prevented him from striking a field.