Bill Belichick Grabs Replacement Referee Following Field Goal [VIDEO]
Bill Belichick wasn’t exactly convinced that Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker connected on a game-winning field goal against the New England Patriots on Sunday night.
Justin Tucker connected on a 27-yard field goal (video above) to give the Baltimore Ravens a dramatic 31-30 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football. The game was highlighted by Torrey Smith’s stellar performance. Smith played on Sunday night less than 24 hours after his 19-year old brother died in a tragic motorcycle accident. Smith caught 6 passes for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The game was also highlighted by Bill Belichick’s antics following the 27-yard field goal by Justin Tucker. The kick appeared to barely sneak inside the right upright. Belichick grabbed one of the replacement officials following the game (video below). Field goals that travel above the uprights without contacting them are not reviewable plays. Whether Belichick forgot about the rule or just wanted to give the ref a piece of his mind, the attempt looked good. Even if the kick was a reviewable play, there is nothing conclusive that would’ve overturned the ruling. Belichick will likely be fined.
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