Upon further review: Replay still unclear

September, 19, 2011
9/19/11
2:40
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick suggested Monday that he remains just as much in the dark about a curious PAT review Sunday as the rest of us.

Officials huddled to seemingly review a PAT that San Diego produced to pull within a touchdown at 28-21 with 5:40 to play in Sunday's game. After a short delay, Nick Novak's boot was upheld.

Most of the stadium seemed confused as to why the play was reviewed and Belichick couldn't shed any light a day later.

"That’s not like a [red challenge] flag -- if the opposing team throws a flag, [the officials] come over and say the other team is challenging the runner was down by contact, or the guy scored, or whatever it is. On scoring plays, it’s an automatic review... including extra points.

"What they were looking at, they didn’t tell us. We just sit there and look dumb like everybody else."

The Patriots responded with a nine-play, 75-yard scoring drive to push the lead back to two touchdowns and the PAT ultimately had no effect on the outcome of the game.

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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