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“They’re like fans, kind of though,” McCoy said of the replacement officials. “I’ll be honest, they’re like fans. One of the refs was talking about his fantasy team. He was like ‘McCoy, I need you for my fantasy team.' Uh, what?!”
The talking heads are specifically referring to rule 17, section 2, article 1, titled "Extraordinarily Unfair Acts — Commissioner Authority."
Here it is: The Commissioner has the sole authority to investigate and take appropriate disciplinary and/or corrective measures if any club action, non-participant interference, or calamity occurs in an NFL game which he deems so extraordinarily unfair or outside the accepted tactics encountered in professional football that such action has a major effect on the result of the game.
That makes it sound like Goodell can overturn the final score. But, here is article 2:
The authority and measure provided for in this entire Section 2 do not constitute a protest machinery for NFL clubs to avail themselves of in the event a dispute arises over the result of a game...The Commissioner will not apply his authority in cases of complaints by clubs concerning judgmental errors or routine errors of omission by game officials. Games involving such complaints will continue to stand as completed.
In other words, the commissioner is not allowed to overturn a bad call. Period.