The Houston Texans were robbed of a touchdown on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts when the refs ruled Deshaun Watson was sacked — even though he was not.
Watson, with a man holding him by the leg and another defender set to hit him, threw a touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins.
One ref ruled a touchdown, while another ruled that Watson was “in the grasp” and therefore was actually sacked.
See for yourself.
This is an awful call. But given the recent events around the league it’s hardly surprising.
Watson is one of the most elusive quarterbacks in the game, and he was not sacked. He was almost sacked, but then he made a tremendous play that should have resulted in six points.
Instead, the Texans, on the road in a hostile environment against a divisional rival, were robbed of four points when they had to settle for a field goal.