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Browns denied a safety against Steelers because Shawn Hochuli’s crew didn’t see it

You’re not going to believe this, folks, but we have more weird officiating in the National Football League. This time, it’s Shawn Hochuli’s crew in the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

With 10:28 left in the first quarter, Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett was sacked by Browns edge terror Myles Garrett. The box score will tell you that Pickett was down at his own one-yard line, but it certainly looked as if Pickett was sacked in the end zone for a safety, and two points for the Browns.

CBS Sports rules analyst and former NFL referee Gene Steratore agreed.

Per Tom Withers of the Associated Press, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski threw the challenge flag, but that didn’t do much.

If there’s a missed call, and the officiating crew misses the challenge flag, what is a team supposed to do?

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire