Sunday, November 15, 2009
Did officials make a basic mistake?
By Mike Sando
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.