NFL VP: Officials made mistake in 49ers-Packers scrum
Dean Blandino, NFL vice president of officiating, agrees with officials that they made a mistake during the San Francisco 49ers 34-28 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
NFL VP of officiating Dean Blandino has determined the officials made 2nd mistake in Matthews-Kaepernick scrum: Staley penalty was wrong.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 9, 2013
So really, what the NFL is saying is ... yeah, the #49ers got an extra third down, but they should've gotten a first down instead.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 9, 2013
The officials incorrectly granted a third-down play to the 49ers after delivering unsportsmanlike conduct penalties to Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and 49ers tackle Joe Stanley.
Referee Bill Leavy admitted the mistake after the game.