This puzzled me and was a huge play in the game. He caught the ball which with forward progress looked to be a yard or more past the sticks. Now I know it was under 2 mins and the challenges are from the booth only. My question is couldn't TC call for measurement? This would obviously see if 1st down was made which judging by the bad spot but the linesmen who I mentioned in another post looked like it was short. At least calling for measurement gives us a chance to think of the next play and serve as kind of a timeout. To me judging by the very next play Eli came back and threw the ball as if he thought we had the 1st down. I would be very surprised that 3rd and inches we would have called that play ?? any thoughts.
To me it looked like a game management mistake on that play. Very confusing.