Steelers vs. Rams (2023)
A controversial ball placement call marred this game and irritated fans across the league. With all of the technology in football today, there’s no excuse for this type of mistake. The Steelers knew that a single yard would seal a win over the Rams so Kenny Pickett powered forward (via Pro Football Network).
The referees awarded the first down but the Rams believed that Pickett stopped short of the line. Replays were conclusive and showed they were right as Pickett was obviously short of the line to gain. But because the Rams didn’t have any timeouts left, they couldn’t contest the mistake by challenging the obviously bad spot. In the end, one of the dumbest NFL referee calls ever handed the Steelers the game.