San Francisco 49ers

March 26, 2014

League approves ‘Bowman rule’ following error in NFC Championship Game

If you were one of the thousands of 49ers fans screaming for a replay review on NaVorro Bowman’s obvious fumble recovery in the NFC Championship, your pleas have finally been heard. The NFL owners Wednesday passed the so-called “Bowman rule,” which will allow reviews on loose-ball scrambles like Bowman’s against Seattle.

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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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