By Mary Paoletti
CSNNE.com Staff Reporter Follow @mary_paoletti
ORCHARD PARK, New York -- The second half of Buffalo's harried 34-31 win over New England was a mess. At least one play has been clarified -- the Patriots' second timeout at the end of the game. At the time, it was unclear whether New England was charged the timeout after the Bills' touchdown play was reviewed (and reversed), or if Belichick asked for it.
Pool reporter Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com spoke with referee Carl Cheffers after the game. Here's what Cheffers had to say:
"Coach Belichick wanted an explanation as to what was going to take place after the replay. Obviously, we had a reversal. We put the ball at the half-yard line. The clock was going to start. He wanted a confirmation of what was going to happen at that point. I went over there and explained to him that the ball was at the half.
"He asked me when the clock was going to start. I said as soon as I was done with the explanation with him that I was going to go out on the field and start the clock. He stayed down there. I didn't understand exactly why he stayed down there. I went back over there and he said he wanted a timeout. So I gave him his second charged timeout."