NFL officials have been under fire frequently this season.
The latest criticism comes from former head coach Tony Dungy, one of the most respected voices around the sport.
Dungy pointed out that Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey did not draw a penalty flag for taking his helmet off following a key pass break-up in the fourth quarter of the Rams' loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The fact that Ramsey wasn't penalized was noteworthy because a week earlier, the same officiating crew flagged Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore for taking his helmet off following a touchdown reception that tied the game in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. The penalty turned a 33-yard extra-point attempt into a 48-yarder, which kicker Eddy Pineiro missed, and the Panthers eventually lost in overtime.
"Last week in the final minutes of play a penalty was called on DJ Moore for taking his helmet off on the field," Dungy tweeted. "We were told it was correct call. This week the same crew did not call a penalty on Jalen Ramsey in the final minutes. What will we be told about this non-call?"
As Dungy noted, Shawn Hochuli was the lead official for both the Panthers-Falcons and Rams-Bucs games. Both times, the player in question took his helmet off following the end of a possession.
Ramsey did so as he was leaving the field after he broke up a pass from Tom Brady in the end zone on fourth down, giving the Rams the ball back with 1:57 remaining in the game.
In Sunday's case, the call, or lack thereof, didn't end up mattering. The Bucs forced the Rams to punt following the turnover on downs, and Brady led a touchdown drive to win the game in the final seconds.
Still, it would be nice to see some consistency from the officials, especially after the NFL defended the controversial flag thrown on Moore.