Detroit Lions defensive back Nevin Lawson was called for a 66-yard pass interference penalty against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, the longest such penalty in at least 15 years.
The previous long during that time period was a 60-yard pass interference call against Cleveland Browns cornerback Mike Adams in a 2010 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
ESPN Stats & Info's database begins with the 2001 season.
The penalty occurred on the first play of the second quarter after Aaron Rodgers threw incomplete on a deep pass to Trevor Davis. Lawson and Davis' feet got tangled as they fell to the ground.
Lawson said after the Lions' 34-27 loss that he felt he didn't make contact with the receiver and that they were both "playing the ball." Lawson said he wasn't grabbing or holding on the play and that he was "disappointed" when he saw the flag.
"I don't think I pass interferenced him," Lawson said. "Just seen the ball in the air, I didn't even see him, to be honest. I was just focusing on the ball. He tripped, and that's what they called."