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***Official Wild Card - Buffalo at Houston***

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13 minutes ago, Slapdash said:

Did not know that

Well, that’s not actually the rule.

 It is now prohibited for a blocker to initiate forcible contact with his head, shoulder or forearm when his path is toward or parallel to his own end line.

So using your hands and/or pushing a guy is allowable. You just can’t forcibly contact using the head, shoulder or forearm. 

Seemed awfully questionable and ticky tack enforcement on a technicality after the refs earlier in the game essentially made up a component of a player “giving himself up” that doesn’t exist anywhere in the rule book to take a touchdown away from the Bills. It would have been an absolutely crazy play and hugely unfortunate call for Houston, but to essentially overturn it based on a “common sense” ruling and then later call Buffalo for that blindside block is really hard to swallow. Not as hard to swallow as Buffalo’s incompetence, but pretty hard none the less.

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It got lost by the time we all suffered through the craziness of the second half, but Houston’s punter kept them in the game in the first half and was a huge difference maker. 

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5 minutes ago, GroveDiesel said:

It got lost by the time we all suffered through the craziness of the second half, but Houston’s punter kept them in the game in the first half and was a huge difference maker. 

Texans led the league in fewest punt return yards allowed and were ranked 4th overall in special teams by PFF.

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1 hour ago, Buckna said:
1 hour ago, GroveDiesel said:

It got lost by the time we all suffered through the craziness of the second half, but Houston’s punter kept them in the game in the first half and was a huge difference maker. 

Texans led the league in fewest punt return yards allowed and were ranked 4th overall in special teams by PFF.

Special teams was a difference maker down the stretch. Bills are one of the few teams the Texans were kicking touchbacks with. Often they try to drop it on on the 1 to force a return, and usually opponents weren't making the 25 on them. Says something for Buffalo's returners there I think.

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12 hours ago, Da Guru said:

 

One thing.  Did you notice when Watt was all jacked up on the sideline no player was even looking at him.  Like we are tired of the Watt show.

I noticed that too

It looked like some of them almost wanted to roll their eyes 

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13 hours ago, -fish- said:

Allen was terrible the entire second half.  His panic cost them the game, and the coaching staff didn’t seem to do anything to stop it.  I’m not sure you can fix that.

Well the offensive line allows 3 of 4 pass rushers through on every play. 

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12 hours ago, GroveDiesel said:

Well, that’s not actually the rule.

 

 

So using your hands and/or pushing a guy is allowable. You just can’t forcibly contact using the head, shoulder or forearm. 

Seemed awfully questionable and ticky tack enforcement on a technicality after the refs earlier in the game essentially made up a component of a player “giving himself up” that doesn’t exist anywhere in the rule book to take a touchdown away from the Bills. It would have been an absolutely crazy play and hugely unfortunate call for Houston, but to essentially overturn it based on a “common sense” ruling and then later call Buffalo for that blindside block is really hard to swallow. Not as hard to swallow as Buffalo’s incompetence, but pretty hard none the less.

I understand the rules intent is so the defensive player does not get destroyed with a blindside block, that block was just more of getting in the way and was very clean other than being called a penalty.   They could have called Watt for landing on Allen with all his body weight but let it go as they should have, but to the letter of the rule that was a penalty as well,

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