Colts penalties, explained: Browns steal win after refs` controversial illegal contact, pass interference call

Colts Penalties, Explained:
Browns win after illegal contact with controversial referee, overcomes interference call
Browns finally come back against Colts with touchdown final in the final 15 seconds to beat Indianapolis on the road. But they need a little help to get this win.
On two occasions, questionable penalties deep in Colts territory were called against Indianapolis, which moved the ball closer to the end zone, the latter of the two moving the ball up to their one-yard line. Colts. It took a few tries from the first half, but the Browns were finally able to punch the ball from nearly 1 meter away to give Cleveland a 39-38 victory. Indianapolis only made two offensive plays before fumbling the ball and losing by that score.
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“I have to go back and look at it,” Colts coach Shane Steichen said after the game. “They were talking about illegal communication there. So I had to go back and look and see it was on our side.”
The first penalty is the most important moment of training. Browns quarterback P.J. Walker got up to throw, but fumbled the ball and the Colts recovered it, which would have ended the game. However, officials determined that illegal contact had been made on Amari Cooper by Darrell Baker Jr. According to the NFL, this is the rule for illegal contact past five yards:
Beyond the five-yard zone, if the player who receives the snap remains in the pocket with the ball, a defender cannot initiate contact with a receiver who is attempting to evade him. A defender may use his hands or arms only to defend or protect himself against impending contact caused by a receiver.
While it was clear Baker made contact with Cooper past five yards from the line of scrimmage, it also appeared Cooper shoved his hands into Baker, who was starting to fall down. It also appeared Cooper was not impeded by the contact made by Baker.

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