Ed Hochuli Cost the Patriots a Forced Fumble By Ruling Joe Flacco's Forward Progress Stopped

Joe Flacco fumbles against Patriots

Ed Hochuli Cost the Patriots a Forced Fumble By Ruling Joe Flacco's Forward Progress Stopped

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Ed Hochuli Cost the Patriots a Forced Fumble By Ruling Joe Flacco's Forward Progress Stopped

Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers bursted through the line, sacked Joe Flacco, and stripped him of the football. The Pats should have had the ball deep in Ravens territory.

However, Ed Hochuli ruled that Flacco’s forward progress had been stopped before the fumble was forced.

The reaction from many in the NFL media was incredulity. For example:

Expect this call to get brought up a lot tomorrow if the Ravens defeat the Pats tonight.

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