NFL might have just blown a game-changing call in Steelers vs Packers game

Diontae Johnson #18 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Diontae Johnson #18 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

The Pittsburgh Steelers made an incredible play just before the half against the Packers, but here’s why it didn’t count. 

For the first time since mid-season last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to open the first quarter with a football game with a touchdown drive. Sadly, they looked sluggish on both sides of the ball after a terrific offensive start.

With T.J. Watt returning for this must-win Week 4 matchup, many thought Pittsburgh’s defense would return to the form we saw against Buffalo. So far that hasn’t been the case.

After a great first quarter in which the Steelers held a 7-0 lead, Aaron Rodgers starting heating up in quarter number two as he easily marched his offense down the field for two touchdown scores.

However, controversy struck just before the half. Late in the second quarter when the Packers were attempting a field goal to go up by 7 points just before the half, Steelers safety, Minkah Fitzpatrick turned the game around by blocking a Mason Crosby field goal and returning it for a touchdown in a 10-points swing just before the half.

…or at least we thought.

A flag was thrown for ‘offsides’, as the officials thought Joe Haden jumped. Upon further review, it looks like Haden and Fitzpatrick may have timed the snap perfectly. You be the judge.

There is still an entire half of football to be played, but that call will prove to be huge.

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