NFL VP Troy Vincent Says Second Hands To The Face Penalty Shouldn't Have Been Called

Vincent said he will be speaking with both Martha Ford and GM Bob Quinn.

Evan Jankens
October 15, 2019 - 3:16 pm
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Detroit Lions' fans are hurting after the loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football.

The team was furious with the awful calls that took place during the game. The biggest problem of them all were two calls of 'hands to the face' on the Lions' Trey Flowers.

What happened?

"I was working a move, they saw something different than what actually happened, and they called what they thought they saw," Flowers said. 

After the first call, which came on a third-and-10 play with about 10 minutes left in the game, that negated a sack that would have forced a Packers punt, Flowers said he, "changed the position of my hand" while rushing against offensive lineman David Bakhtiari.

It didn't matter. He was flagged for the same thing on Green Bay's next drive, this time on third-and-4 from the Lions’ 16-yard line with 1:36 to play. 

NFL VP of Operations Troy Vincent talked Tuesday afternoon at the NFL owners meetings and admitted the refs got the second call wrong. 

"After you review it, the foul wasn’t there," Vincent said, according to Bob Glauber.

Ian Rapoport reported that Vincent said he will be speaking with both Martha Ford and GM Bob Quinn.