Eagles get a TD when new pass interference review rule works in their favor

The Philadelphia Eagles are pretty happy with the new rules that allow for a review of pass interference.

It looked like the Eagles would have an Alshon Jeffery touchdown against the Green Bay Packers taken away due to an offensive pass interference call on tight end Zach Ertz. But they got the benefit of a replay review.

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The officials looked at the play — which was automatic because it was a scoring play, even though a penalty took the score off the board according to Fox officiating analyst Mike Pereira — and they saw that Ertz didn’t commit pass interference. Ertz made contact with a Packers defender but it was at the line.

“They did the right thing taking this away, because the initial contact was at the line of scrimmage and then he was working away from that contact,” Pereira said on the broadcast. “Good job of picking that up and allowing the touchdown.”

The new rule allowing pass interference to be challenged and reviewed has been controversial. It was passed after an obvious pass interference on the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC championship game wasn’t called, likely costing the New Orleans a spot in the Super Bowl. The Packers got a break on that earlier this season when a Vikings touchdown was taken off the board when it was reviewed and offensive pass interference was found.

This time the Packers lost out, and the Eagles benefited from the new rule.

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El quarterback de los Eagles de Filadelfia Carson Wentz celebra el touchodwn del running back Jordan Howard, en la segunda mitad del juego ante los Packers de Green Bay, el jueves 26 de septiembre de 2019, en Green Bay. (AP Foto/Jeffrey Phelps)
Green Bay Packers tight end Marcedes Lewis hurdles Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nate Gerry during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) greet each other on the field following an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. Philadelphia won 34-27. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard rushes for a touchdown during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) is taken off his feet by Green Bay Packers cornerback Kevin King (20) after completing a catch during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams runs from the defense of Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Sidney Jones after making a catch during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 26: Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson watches a replay during a game between the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles on September 26, 2019, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. (Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 26: Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) watches a loose ball during a game between the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles on September 26, 2019, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. (Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 26: Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) runs with the ball during a game between the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles on September 26, 2019, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. (Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 26: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks to pass during a game between the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles on September 26, 2019, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. (Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 26: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles leaves the field following a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 26, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Eagles defeated the Packers 34-27. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 26: Jordan Howard #24 of the Philadelphia Eagles catches a pass for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 26, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 26: Zach Brown #52 of the Philadelphia Eagles is called for the face mask in the first quarter against Marquez Valdes-Scantling #83 of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 26, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 26: Dallas Goedert #88 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his touchdown with fans in the second quarter over the Green Bay Packers during the game at Lambeau Field on September 26, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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