PHILADELPHIA -- Buffalo Bills running back Boobie Dixon spoke out after the Bills’ 23-20 loss Sunday to the Philadelphia Eagles about what he felt was an illegal pick set by Eagles receiver Josh Huff on a 41-yard catch by tight end Zach Ertz in the fourth quarter.
The third-and-3 play led to a go-ahead field goal for the Eagles after the drive stalled in the red zone.
“The play at the end of the game, when they ran the pick route -- it was a pick route -- but I guess we’re not gonna talk about that,” Dixon said after the game. “They made that play. That was the turning point in the game, I thought that’s when they kind of stole the momentum from us. It’s questionable, you know? But it’s whatever, man. Like I said, they outplayed us.
“C’mon, man. We all know what’s going on, man. When do you ever see players run into each other like that on the field? That just don’t accidentally happen. But it’s cool. It sucks. We got outplayed. We lost. We’ve got to go home and regroup.”
Huff lined up outside and broke toward the inside of the field on the snap, colliding with Bills safety Corey Graham. Ertz cut underneath and caught the pass before barreling over cornerback Leodis McKelvin for a longer gain.
Coach Rex Ryan believed after the game that the Eagles “blocked our guy” on the play.
“There’s always things that you’re going to have disagreements with officials,” Ryan continued. “There’s always going to be that. But that’s Ed Hochuli, and that’s as good a crew as you’re gonna get. Did I think it went perfect? Probably not. From our vantage point on the sideline, it looked like the guy clearly picked our guy, but obviously we weren’t there on their sideline where it happened. They bring one guy in and all he does is block.
“You’re always going to have calls you disagree with, but the officials, that crew in particular is an outstanding crew and I’m sure they got it right.”