ATLANTA -- The National Football League has responded to a complaint lodged by the Atlanta Falcons after a controversial non-call at the end of Sunday's game against the Falcons.
It appeared to many that Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman should have been called for interference when he forced an incomplete pass from Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan to Julio Jones late in the game, ending Atlanta's chance at a victory. A pass interference call could have put the Falcons in good position to have a shot at winning. Instead, the Seahawks took over and ran out the clock, winning 26-24.
Falcons head coach Dan Quinn had to be held back by assistant coaches after the non-call.
In a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Quinn said that he'd heard from the NFL's head official, Dean Blandino, about the non-call, but was coy about what the talk entailed.
"I had a good conversation with Dean Blandino," Quinn said. "I'll keep that conversation private between he and I. But we did talk this week."
The Falcons (4-2) will try to rebound when they take on the San Diego Chargers (2-4) this Sunday. They'll sport 1966 Nike throwback uniforms for the game.