Refs Kindly Hand Chargers Playoff Win

It's 3rd and 8 in overtime. Philip Rivers throws an incomplete pass. It's now fourth down and the Chargers will have to either attempt a 58-yard field goal for the win, or punt.
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↵Except for this: The refs called a mysterious defensive holding. Go to the 7:20-mark in the video below to witness a call more costly and atrocious than Ed Hoculi's in Week 2: ↵
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↵You can argue that if the Colts had done their job and stopped San Diego earlier in the OT drive, then this call would've never come into play. That's a fine argument. And one to which I would respond that the Colts did stop San Diego on the drive -- unfortunately, the refs decided they wanted to determine the outcome of the game, rather than letting the players. ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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