Super Bowl’s Great Debate: When Is the Right Time For a Holding Call?

From a Washington Post story by Cindy Boren headlined “Super Bowl LVII’s great debate: When is the right time for a holding call?”:

LeBron James loathed it. So did Philadelphia Eagles fans everywhere, and it just so happened to help determine the outcome of Super Bowl LVII.

With 1:54 left in the fourth quarter of a tie game and the Kansas City Chiefs trying to complete an epic second-half comeback Sunday night, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes lobbed a third-down pass toward wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster in the end zone. It fell incomplete, and Kansas City seemed likely to attempt a field goal that would have given it a 38-35 lead but left plenty of time for Jalen Hurts and the Eagles, who had displayed little trouble matriculating the ball up and down the field.