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Controversy on fumble, touchback call against Justin Herbert and Chargers

USA TODAY Sports Media Group
USA TODAY Sports Media Group
 2021-09-12
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It won’t take long to figure out what one of the top controversial calls of Week 1 will be.

Watch as Justin Herbert is hit by Montez Sweat as he seemingly was releasing a pass intended for Jared Cook.

Incomplete pass, right? Wrong.

The officiating crew ruled Sweat’s hit forced Herbert to fumble the ball 15 yards forward, no less.

The turnover was reviewed and the call on the field was confirmed.

Instead of heading for what seemed to be at least a chance at a game-tying field goal, the Chargers had to send the defense on the field to try and stop Washington.

Fumble and touchback? Incompletion? What do you think?

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