The NFL has admitted that Bills receiver Sammy Watkins got out of bounds with two seconds remaining on Monday night, and Buffalo should have had time to run one last play in their 20-13 loss to the Patriots.
“It’s a judgment call,” Blandino said. “In the head linesman’s judgment, he felt that the player gave himself up. … A player can certainly give himself up — a runner going to the ground and making no attempt to advance — but you certainly want to give that player the opportunity to get out of bounds, especially inside of two minutes.
“You can see he is down in bounds, but he is not contacted. He is attempting to get out of bounds. You want to give that player the opportunity to get out of bounds. That’s what should have happened.”
For the official right on top of that play to screw it up is a serious mistake that could cost Buffalo a playoff spot.