Anyone know if there is some sort of obscure NFL rule with calculating loss of yards on a loss of down?
Reason I ask is because near the end of the Browns game the Browns had a 4th and 1 attempt from the 10 yard line. Nick Chubb was sitting at 102 yards and was apparently stuffed in the backfield for -2 yards(It looked more like -2.5 - 2.75 to me).
However when the Broncos took over on downs they were spotted at the 13 yard line insinuating that it was a loss of 3 yards? Yet Chubb was still only credited for a -2 yard loss? It would bring Chubb’s total rushing yards from 100 down to 99 and therefore negating any 100 yard bonus if your league has that in place.
I am wondering if there is some strange rule which would justify this or if a stat correction is likely? It would make a difference in one of our playoff games.
Here is the screen shot of the play by play!