Mike Pereira @MikePereira
In Baltimore, foul that occurs in the field of play by offense doesn't extend the period. If foul was in end zone & created safety, it would11/27/2016, 9:16:51 PM
The Baltimore Ravens ended Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Bengals in peculiar fashion.
On 4th-and-8 from their own 23-yard line with 11 seconds left, the Ravens preserved their 19-12 lead by having punter Sam Koch hold on to the ball until time expired. Then, he stepped out of bounds in the back of the end zone for a safety.
While Koch milked the clock, Baltimore did whatever it could to stave off the Bengals—which included drawing a fair amount of holding penalties.
Because the play ended in a safety, though, that was it. The game was over.
Former NFL vice president of officiating Mike Pereira explained:
The Ravens won 19-14.