In 2010, the Lions were the face of the controversial "process of the catch" rule. Now, they've found themselves back in the news after surrendering a confusing touchdown by Justin Forsett.
Forsett was down by contact, but a missed call by the officials allowed the play to continue. Forsett continued to run and scored an 81-yard touchdown. Head coach Jim Schwartz threw out a challenge flag to hopefully overturn the call.
Throwing a challenge flag on a scoring play nullifies the review of a play, meaning the officials weren't able to make the right call after the score. The touchdown stood and brought the Texans closer to their victory.
Both sides deserve blame, especially the NFL. The rule is made so coaches don't show up the officials, giving them more power and authority. Coaches can get caught up in the heat of the moment as Schwartz did, and he simply reacted how any other coach would. The rule is a mockery and the officials must get that call correct.
With that being said, rules are rules and Schwartz should've known that ahead of time. That touchdown provided a major momentum shift in the game. The Lions noticeably took a step backward, and Houston built hope off that drive. The rule will more than likely be discussed in the offseason, but must be obeyed for now.