An official-fueled controversy found its way into Lambeau Field on Sunday.
It happened on a 23-yard field goal attempt by Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby with 5:32 to play in the third quarter. Crosby's kick was blocked by Pittsburgh's Steve McLendon, then recovered by Steelers safety Ryan Clark, whose knee appeared to be on the turf as he attempted a lateral to William Gay.
Out came the laundry.
Hood was penalized for illegal batting, and since officials ruled that Pittsburgh never gained possession after the blocked kick, the Packers kept possession and were awarded a first down on the Steelers 2-yard line.
While the batting penalty was properly enforced, the Steelers should have had possession because Clark appeared to recover the loose ball.
We'll be sure to get an explanation from the league later this week. You can guess how the Steelers feel about the play.The "Around The League Podcast" is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.