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Irsay: NFL admits incorrect calls made at end of Colts-Browns game

Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen talks with Line Judge Jeff Seeman (45) during a NFL game between the Cleveland Browns and the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 22, 2023, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — On Tuesday, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced that the NFL informed him that it did not make the correct calls at the end of Sunday’s Colts vs. Browns game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The Colts defense was penalized by the officials working the game on two controversial pass interference calls at the end of the game that eventually put Cleveland in great position to secure a victory. Cleveland defeated the Colts 39-38 during the Week 6 battle in the NFL.

Colts cornerback Darrell Baker, who was penalized on the two calls that the NFL now admits it got wrong, spoke with News 8 on Sunday about the controversial calls by the officials.

“I see him on the route. He extends his arms. I extend my arm as well because I’m not going to let him push me so he can catch the ball. As long as I’m playing the ball, that’s within the rules and that should always be fair. But when you get bad calls like that, it’s really nothing else you can do better. What else am I supposed to do?” Baker said.

The loss dropped the Colts to 3-4 on the year, and gave them their first losing streak of the season, which now sits at two games.

Irsay believes that the NFL needs to institute instant replay for all calls, including penalties, in the last two minutes of all games.

Meanwhile, the Colts played Sunday’s game against the Browns without their rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson, who is sidelined for the season with a shoulder injury. Irsay said that Richardson had shoulder surgery out in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and it was a success. Irsay said it was a long procedure on Richardson’s shoulder. There were no new surprises found during surgery. Richardson is doing well, and no timetable has been set for his return.

The Colts will host New Orleans at 1 p.m. Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.