Here is how studio officiating experts viewed that huge offensive pass-interference penalty call in the first half
Changes to the NFL rule book this year that allow the review of pass-interference plays played a big role in Green Bay's 21-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
It appeared Kirk Cousins had found Stefon Diggs for a 3-yard touchdown pass with 1:10 to go in the second quarter, a touchdown that could have pulled the Vikings to within 21-14 and represent a damning turn of events after the Packers turned the ball over on downs during the previous offensive sequence.
But all scoring plays go under review, and this one revealed that running back Dalvin Cook had blocked downfield, a "pick" play that's illegal. One of the by-products of making PI review-able is the possibility that it will show up on scoring plays.
Minnesota ultimately had to settle for a field goal and a 21-10 deficit at the break. Green Bay won by 5 points, though Minnesota didn't have the option to kick a field goal late in the game.
Dean Blandino, the former NFL official in the FOX studio, said he wouldn't have called it as OPI, but not everyone agreed.
Even the in-game official was a little confused at first.
We'll see more plays like this, no doubt, as the season progresses. It worked in Green Bay's favor on Sunday.