Reactions: Official's spot questioned on Samaje Perine's third-and-1 run late in Super Bowl

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The Bengals' Samaje Perine reaches the ball out on third-and-1 with 46 seconds left in Super Bowl 56 against the Rams.
The Bengals' Samaje Perine reaches the ball out on third-and-1 with 46 seconds left in Super Bowl 56 against the Rams.

On what turned out to be the second-to-last play of Super Bowl 56 for the Bengals' offense, quarterback Joe Burrow handed off to running back Samaje Perine, whose third-and-1 carry near midfield was ruled short of a first down, per officials.

Some Bengals fans wondered why the team didn't call on star rusher Joe Mixon in that situation. Others wondered – via Twitter – why Perine wasn't given a more favorable spot via forward progress, and perhaps why it wasn't reviewed.

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One play later, Burrow's desperation attempt on fourth-and-1 as he was being brought down by the Rams' Aaron Donald fell incomplete near Perine.

Moments earlier, some questioned a defensive-holding penalty against the Bengals' Logan Wilson that kept the Rams' final scoring drive alive.

Perine scored the Bengals' first touchdown of the AFC title game as they rallied from a 21-3 deficit to beat the Chiefs in Kansas City.

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This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Official's spot questioned Samaje Perine's third-and-1 Super Bowl run