The Texans got obliterated by Lamar Jackson and the Ravens on Sunday.
But there’s more to the game than just the score. There were a couple of clear penalties not called in the game and one player wants change.
During the first quarter of the game, officials failed to call an obvious pass interference on Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey. Texans receiver Deandre Hopkins was clearly tackled before the ball arrived and even after Bill O’Brien challenged, the call did not change. Houston would have had the ball on the one-yard line if DPI was called.
No DPI called on the field. No DPI called after review.
I'm not even shocked. pic.twitter.com/utkPZF6637
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) November 17, 2019
After the game, Hopkins took to twitter and took a shot at senior VP of officiating Al Riveron.
As a leader in the NFL, we need someone new in New York deciding calls. https://t.co/szdHjWhKbR
— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) November 17, 2019
Riveron currently makes the decisions on replay review and he was the one who decided that the non-call on the field stands.
Hopkins does have a point as the officiating has been a total disaster this season. But it’s worth noting that he will likely be fined for his tweet. Last month, Rams linebacker Clay Matthews was fined $12,500 for publicly criticizing the officiating on social media.
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