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Super Bowl referees miss roughing the kicker penalty against Seahawks

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The Seahawks appeared to benefit from a missed call by the referees on a punt. It is no surprising officiating might once again become a story of a game.

For the second straight postseason, the Seattle Seahawks seemed to benefit from a missed call on special teams. Seahawks defender Jeron Johnson went in for the block on the New England Patriots punter, and appeared to hit him on the plant let. The refs called running into the kicker, but it would seem like this should have been roughing the kicker.

Something similar happened in last year's NFC Championship Game when Andy Lee appeared to draw a roughing penalty. The refs called running into the kicker when it clearly should have been roughing. Gotta love seeing the referees become an early story once again!