Count Matthew Stafford among those in disbelief over the officials’ reversed pass interference call Sunday during the Detroit Lions’ 24-20 wild-card loss in Dallas.
The Lions quarterback was mic’d up during the game, and his heated take on the play aired Tuesday night on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.” Stafford was just as confused and as angry as every Lions fan watching at home after the officials mysteriously picked up the flag following a pass interference call against the Cowboys without providing an explanation to the crowd.
“That’s unbelievable… and you know it,” Stafford said to an official, via Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. “You know it is, though… How does that get overturned? …. Congratulations. It’s unbelievable.”
After fuming and yelling on the sideline for a few moments, Stafford asked a referee for an explanation of what just happened, but it did nothing to make the QB feel better.
More from La Canfora: “Can we explain that or no?” Stafford asked. “Just flat out overturning a pass interference call?” An official then mentions face guarding to Stafford, and the quarterback responds: “I understand, but your man saw it and threw a penalty. … I understand that. … But I’ve never in the history seen one turned over. Congratulations, man. First time in history that’s happened.”
According to La Canfora, Stafford also could be heard yelling “hooome cookin’!” shortly afterward.
Video of an exasperated Stafford can be found on Deadspin.
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