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Brian Orakpo Is Held On Tampa Bay Touchdown, Referees Disagree

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The Washington Redskins have nobody to blame but themselves for losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today. That's what happens when you botch a game-tying extra point, miss two easy field goals and exhibit poor clock management all game. So if you're going to suggest this is all sour grapes, it's not.

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But it's worth noting that the referees missed a crucial call that could have prevented this outcome. Tampa Bay took a 17-10 lead on a 41-yard touchdown by Kellen Winslow, but Brian Orakpo was very clearly held on the play. For some reason, the referees swallowed their whistle, as they have all season.

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It's kind of hard to more blatantly hold someone than that. If that play gets called back, Tampa Bay has a third and 20 from their own 49-yard line and surely don't score like that. Chalk that up to another missed opportunity.

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(Photo via @chaztopher).

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