Blame it on the sun. Blame it on Obama. Blame it on the economy.
In reality, however, there's nobody to blame it on but the side judge in the San Diego-Washington game.
Here was the situation: San Diego had the ball, first-and-10 at the Washington 33-yard line with 1:27 left in the second quarter. The score was tied 7-7.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers completed a short, 4-yard pass to Keenan Allen with David Amerson defending on the play. Offensive pass interference was called on Allen.
Here is the play:
Unfortunately, one side judge is going to be very embarrassed when he sees the video of this. Because there was no contact with Allen and anybody else. Not even a push to get a way. Amerson didn't come close to him until after he caught the ball.