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Ref incorrectly awards challenges

Updated: September 23, 2012, 7:17 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Replacement official Ken Roan didn't just make a key mistake on a basic rule by allowing San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh to challenge a play after calling his final timeout.

He did it twice in the span of six plays late in the game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

The errors cloaked the final four minutes of Minnesota's 24-13 victory in chaos, with fans throwing their hands up in confusion and normally mild-mannered Vikings coach Leslie Frazier shouting ...

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