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The NFL is not expected to change a rule this season

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The NFL is not expected to change a rule this season that keeps officials from reviewing scoring plays when a challenge flag is thrown.
Such a scenario occured Thursday when Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz threw a challenge flag after Houston Texans running back Justin Forsett scored on an 81-yard touchdown run even though it appeared his knee and elbow touched the ground well before he scored.Orlando Magic Snapback Hats
The play would have been automatically reviewed if Schwartz had not used his challenge flag.
Several media reports said that the NFL is considering changing the rule as early as Monday, but ESPN.com reported Sunday that the league is unlikely to change the rule this season.
Citing a league official, the NFL typically does not change rules during the season, according to the report.Dallas Mavericks Snapback Hats
The rule is designed to punish coaches for using challenge flags on plays that are automatically reviewed. In those cases, the play is not reviewed and a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty is assessed.
The Texans went on to win 34-31 in overtime.
"I knew the rule -- you can't challenge on a turnover or a scoring play -- but I was so mad that I overreacted," Schwartz said after the game. "I had the flag in my hand before he even scored because he was obviously down."Cleveland Cavaliers Snapback Hats





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