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Sunday, November 15, 2009
Did officials make a basic mistake?

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- I'm unsure why the Cardinals faced first-and-10 instead of first-and-goal from the Seattle 19 after Beanie Wells' personal foul penalty.

The Cardinals wound up tying the game with Wells' 10-yard scoring run on fourth-and-1.

The Cardinals had gained 3 yards on second-and-2 from the 7. Officials then flagged Wells for a 15-yard penalty after the play.

Arizona then got first-and-10 from the 19. I thought it should have been first-and-goal. Play calling and personnel selection would have changed in a goal-to-go situation. The Cardinals may or may not have scored the tying touchdown.

Am I missing something here?

Update: Officials made the right call.