There's one thing the NFL is better at than any ever sporting league around the World. Controversy.
No other league quite does a controversial saga quite like the National Football League, who managed to string out a debate about the air pressure rate of footballs over the course of eight months before finally a decision was made.
Thankfully for the League, they managed to narrowly avoid another controversy last night in the Pittsburgh Steelers - San Diego Chargers game.
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Bell Saving Blushes
If Le'Veon Bell had failed to break the goal-line on his last second touchdown run to win the game for the Steelers, the NFL would have faced a second straight Monday night officiating controversy.
After nailing a field goal to put them up by three points, the Chargers kickoff sailed out of the end zone with 2:56 to play. Yet, despite the play being dead, the play clock still ticked for another 18 seconds, taking precious time off the clock as the Steelers had to drive the length of the field.
At one point, Steelers quarterback Mike Vick is seen walking onto the field, and the game clock can be seen running in the background from 2:48 all the way to 2:38, at a time when the clock should not have been running.
No one noticed it at the time. Not the officials, not ESPN. One person did though, ESPN producer Jason Vida, who tweeted about it.
So, if Bell had failed to get the ball into the end-zone on that last second touchdown, there would have been outrage from Pittsburgh, and yet another investigation into shoddy NFL officiating.
Thankfully for the league, Le'Veon Bell is the best running back in the world right now and he saved them from another huge embarrassment.
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