Friday, December 3, 2010
Coach: NFL admits mistake on Weddle TD
By Bill Williamson
Colts coach Jim Caldwell said the NFL told him that it made a mistake by not calling pass interference on San Diego safety Eric Weddle on a play Weddle returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown to give the Chargers a 26-14 lead in the third quarter of their eventual 36-14 win.
Weddle made contact with Colts’ receiver Reggie Wayne, who fell after the contact. The Colts were furious that a pass-interference call wasn’t made. The play was shown on the big screen at Lucas Oil Stadium several times.
After the game, Weddle said he didn’t believe he interfered with Wayne and that Wayne made contact with him as well.
The play was our AFC West decisive moment of Week 12. So, it was a major part of the game. The Chargers were leading by just five points with 23 minutes remaining when the play occurred.
The game could have gone the other way if the penalty would have been called. But the truth is, San Diego handled Indianapolis on Sunday night and this play, albeit big, wasn’t the only reason the Chargers won the game.