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Odell Beckham Jr. dropped a pass vs. Lions but the refs called it a catch anyway

Lions-Giants began with an unbelievably bad call.

Conspiracy-minded fans always complain about how great players get deference from the referees. Odell Beckham Jr. is undoubtedly a great player, but this is ridiculous. Referees called this a CATCH:

What’s even weirder is that the Lions didn’t pull out their challenge flag. The play was only a 4-yard gain, and it didn’t have any impact on the final score. The Giants picked up several bigger chunks of yards as they marched on the Lions for an opening possession touchdown. Lions head coach Jim Caldwell explained after the game that he felt that it wasn’t worth the risk to challenge a 4-yard play.

This is nothing new, of course. The Lions have a long tradition of getting hosed by NFL referees.