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League admits to officiating miscues

Updated: October 31, 2003, 6:01 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL has informed Saints coaches that officials made three critical incorrect calls -- all costly to the Saints -- in New Orleans' 23-20 overtime loss to Carolina last Sunday.

The first blown call would have, if correct, given the Saints a 2-0 lead. On Carolina's first possession, Jake Delhomme threw a backhanded pass out of his own end zone as he was being brought down.

Referee Mike Carey, the crew chief, initially threw a flag, but then picked it up, ruling that ...

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