Last night, the New England Patriots held on for a 27-25 victory over the rival New York Jets when defensive end Chris Jones blocking Nick Folk’s 58-yard field goal attempt as time expired. What many missed was what happened before the ball was snapped. There should have been a penalty.
Checkout the graphic and the video below (via NJ.com). You can see the official touch Dont’a Hightower, causing him to move away from standing over the center. According to the rule book, that should be a 5-yard penalty. Instead, the Patriots end up in a legal formation and end up blocking the kick.