No wonder the refs picked up that flag.
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It would seem another punt gone bad. box score.
Nope, same situation as the SB a couple of years back, burn time of the clock in return for giving up 2 points... kills the game pretty much if done right. Intentional safeties are quite common in the CFL (the punt rules are different there with regards to the ball being live for both sides).
Yeah the safety was intentional in the latter playoff game on Saturday. Definitely the correct play as well, imo. Since playoff games tend to be closer, safety probabilities may go up in the playoffs.
You only get one point in the CFL in the situation you're describing. I wouldn't call that an intentional safety. Sacrificing a "rouge" maybe?
That's not a rouge (or a single). A rouge is when the ball is dead in the end zone, by tackling the punt returner, or not being recovered and being 'downed' by an offside player at the point of the punt (unlikely, as the ball is live for onside players, so it'd be extremely risky for the punt returner to leave the ball in the endzone) or if the punt goes throw the back or sides of the endzone. The team scored on gets the ball after a rouge. A safety turns over possession. A punter-driven safety occurs because a punt from the endzone is much worse than giving the ball up from a 25 yard kick off, or defending from the opposition 35 yard-line (3 downs and 110 yard field make that not so bad field position).
The rouge gets the ball back from your own 35 yard line, or the point of the field goal, so yes, giving up a point for better field position can happen too. But it's on receiving the ball.
As I just tweeted:
the NFL is nothing more than the WWE with a prolate spheroid!
I'd place as much money on an NFL game that I would on Wrestlemania — rigged rigged rigged
Picking up a flag…ridiculous
Ridicolous, but not rigged. The Lions had chances to put that game away. They came up far too short in the second half, despite an obviously BS flag pick up. Should never have been waved off after making the announcement on the PA. And shouldn't have been wave off anyway, was a clear Pass Interference. But still winning teams with the #2 defence shouldn't cough up 17 more points like they did.
Gutted. Have to wait longer for my second Lions Playoff win...