Referees miss delay of game penalty by Texans on final drive in win over Bills
The Houston Texans made a couple of incredible plays on their final drive to beat the Buffalo Bills in a Wild Card Game on Saturday, and they did get help from the referees.
Houston had a 3rd-and-18 from their 19 with around seven minutes left in overtime. The play clock actually went down to zero for a second before the Texans snapped the ball, meaning they should have been called for delay of game.
Refs missed a delay of game on that play. pic.twitter.com/5E4ED2hDXG
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) January 5, 2020
No call was made, and Deshaun Watson threw a dumpoff pass to Duke Johnson, who was somehow able to convert the first down.
A few plays later, Watson made the play of the game and helped set up a game-winning field goal.
The Texans won the game 22-19. Had delay of game correctly been called, it would have been 3rd-and-23 for Houston.