Week 3's "Monday Night Football" matchup between the Steelers and Buccaneers had a total of 22 penalties, something that concerned Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin.
The Steelers accounted for 13 of those flags.
“The penalties were a significant element of the game,” Tomlin said, via ProFootballTalk. “Penalties were called in a similar fashion on both sides and from that perspective it was fair. I don’t worry a lot about how the game is being officiated provided it’s being officiated in a similar way, and I thought it was from that perspective.
"But as somebody who appreciates the game and understands we’re in the sports entertainment business, it is worrisome from the fan perspective. I do worry about what it’s like to watch that game at home with penalties being administered at the rate that they were.”
Of the penalties enforced, four were for roughing-the-passer, which caused continued confusion and frustration from both the broadcast crew, players and fans.
The NFL said Tuesday it was "uncomfortable" with the way the new rule was being enforced and will be discussing the issue.