The “controversial” field goal try. For those of you who do not know. The Jets had to make a 58 yard field goal attempt to win the game Thursday night against the Patriots. What happened? The kick was blocked and the Jets lost by two points.
I woke up to find out that there is a controversy about that field goal attempt. What was shown was the Umpire physically moved the defender away from lining up over the center. Many fans think that should be a 5 yard penalty because no one can line up over the center, and the official should not have moved the defender.
The NFL said that it was standard procedure. In my point of view, everything was legal and for safety reasons the Umpire did what he had to do.