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Video: Refs Miss Blatantly Obvious Facemask Penalty In Eagles-Lions Game

Miles Sanders carries the ball for the Philadelphia Eagles.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - AUGUST 15: Line Backer Leon Jacobs #48 of the Jacksonville Jaguars chases down Running Back Miles Sanders #26 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter at TIAA Bank Field on August 15, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Harry Aaron/Getty Images)

The NFL has been around for 100 years, and we might have had one of the worst missed facemask calls in league history today.

After a Detroit Lions field goal, Philadelphia Eagles rookie running back Miles Sanders fielded the ensuing kickoff and started upfield. He was taken down at the 15-yard-line by literally having his helmet ripped off his head by Lions defensive back Miles Killebrew.

Somehow, no penalty flag was thrown. We're not talking about the refs missing a grab as the defender ran by.

Killebrew dove to tackle Sanders and twisted and removed the helmet from his head.

Referees are human and they make mistakes but come on. That's ridiculous.

If the NFL is going to claim it cares about player safety, that call can't go unnoticed.

Detroit leads Philly 20-10 at intermission after a sloppy first half by the Eagles.