Redskins penalized a little extra
Officials in the Redskins’ 38-31 loss to the Bengals walked off 25 yards of penalties in the closing seconds of the game when they only imposed 20 yards. After Robert Griffin III spiked the ball with 7 seconds left, Fred Davis was called for a false start 5-yard penalty. Washington coach Mike Shanahan said that at least one official indicated a 10-second runoff on the play would end the game, so some Bengals players were walking onto the field thinking the game ended. But since Griffin spiked the ball, no runoff applied. Officials flagged the protesting Redskins for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, which increased the total penalty yardage to 20. But officials walked off 25 yards, which left the Redskins facing a third-and-50 in the final 7 seconds.