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NFL: Refs should have stopped play

Updated: December 2, 2013, 5:06 PM ET
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The NFL says that Sunday night's officiating crew should have stopped play and eliminated confusion about the down and distance near the end of the New York Giants' 24-17 victory over the Washington Redskins.

A 4-yard completion to the Redskins' Pierre Garcon was spotted short of a first down. Referee Jeff Triplette signaled third down. But the head linesman, with Washington in a hurry-up offense, incorrectly motioned for the crew to advance the chains, which caused the down ...

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