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It Looks Like The Refs Missed A Penalty On That Trick Eagles TD

The play was awesome, but it probably should've been called back.

The play of the Super Bowl - so far, anyway - came late in the first half. It was a trick play that resulted in an Eagles TD.

Philadelphia QB Nick Foles lined up under center, but then motioned out. The ball was snapped to the running back, who tossed it to another Eagles player, who then threw the ball to Foles.

The quarterback was wide open. He strolled into the end zone with ease.

The play looked really cool, but was it legal? Maybe not...

NESN/ESPN commentator Matt Chatham has pointed out that the Eagles looked like they were lined up in an illegal formation. They didn't have the necessary number of players on the line of scrimmage.

"The fourth down trick play TD to Nick Foles was an illegal formation, should have been called back...extended WR to the top of the screen is off the ball (needs to be on the line with just the OT on inside him)," he writes.

Check it out:

Here's the play in full:

The play put the Eagles up, 22-12, at the end of the first half. The second half has begun on NBC.