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Report: NFL admits to Detroit Lions a hold penalty was missed

It keeps getting worse.

Per, ESPN’s Adam Schefter — the NFL admitted to the Detroit Lions today that the officials missed a "blatant hold" on Ndamukong Suh on the fourth-down conversion from Tony Romo to Jason Witten with six minutes left in the game. That was the key fourth-and-6 play that started at Detroit’s 42. Romo hit Witten on a 21-yard curl route.

If the penalty had been called, Dallas would have been in fourth-and-16 back in their own territory. The Cowboys would have had to punt and Detroit would still have the lead, per Schefter. Instead they scored the go-ahead touchdown on that drive.

He reported that one person said this is “even worse than the PI call/no call.’’

Dean Blandino, the NFL’s head of officiating, admitted on Monday they missed at least one call — defensive holding during the sequence with Anthony Hitchens. That came with 8:25 left in the game.

The Lions lost 24-20 in their first playoff appearance since 2011.

A team spokesman said the team had no comment.

The Lions, like other NFL teams, send videos to the NFL after every game with questions. Uncertain if this is a result of Lions' diligence.

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