Officials miss obvious facemask on Brotherly Shove in Eagles vs. Buccaneers Wild Card game

It's often bush league to blame the refs, but come on man. The Eagles got robbed on this one.
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They make you cheer at times. They frustrate you on other occasions. Just note the Philadelphia Eagles' final six games of the regular season if you need examples of the latter theory.

Maybe there are two Eagles football teams, a real one and a group of 53 clones. That's about all we can come up with, but at the time of this story's release, halftime of Philly's Wild Card Round game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Birds have a chance.

Monday's game went to the break with Philly trailing by one score. We can't stop talking about the two-point conversion attempt.

The Eagles finally fail on a Brotherly Shove attempt, but there's an obvious reason for that. Well, we thought it to be so.

Most of you are probably watching the game. The rest of you are probably on social media, and you know where our conversation is headed. Here's what's going on for the uninitiated.

The Philadelphia Eagles are in a dogfight at Raymond James Stadium in their Wild Card Round game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We're a little peeved about a huge moment in the game though.

A 55-yard toss from Jalen Hurts to DeVonta Smith set up a first-and-goal scenario, one Philly capitalized on with a Dallas Goedert TD reception. A penalty on the extra-point attempt led to a two-point attempt from the Bucs one-yard line. Everyone on Planet Earth knows what came next.

For the second time this season, Tampa halted a Brotherly Shove attempt. There's just one problem. An obvious facemask penalty was missed.

ESPN would later provide another angle. Check this one out.

It's bush league to blame the refs in bad games when your team is losing. We have to break the code though. In a postseason game, one that figures to go down to the wire, the stripes have to be better than this. If Philly somehow loses this by two points, there will be much to discuss all offseason.

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