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NFL says Patriots' formations, reporting were legal in Ravens' playoff loss

NFL says Patriots' formations, reporting were legal in Ravens' playoff loss

Although the New England Patriots’ offensive formations, substitutions and reporting of which players were eligible or ineligible enraged Ravens coach John Harbaugh, the NFL confirmed Sunday that the Patriots didn’t break any rules during their 35-31 win in the AFC divisional round Saturday evening. “Everything was legal from a formation and reporting standpoint,” NFL vice president of football communications Michael Signora told The Baltimore Sun in an email. The league weighed in on the Patriots’ actions after Harbaugh vehemently complained that his defense wasn’t granted enough time to adjust to who was eligible to catch a pass. Harbaugh...

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