Is there a rule I don't know about that lets a team use two time-outs in the second half?
Winnipeg called their first time-out on their TD drive, with 3:10 remaining in the 4th quarter, to stop the clock after a tackle in-bounds.
See 1:54:20 of the game archive. Ref clearly says "Time out, Winnipeg."
The refs then helpfully called the 3 minute warning to stop the clock at 2:56, rather than let it keep running after a run play.
On our last possession, after a first-down run and with 1:20 left on the clock, Winnipeg still wanted to stop the clock from running, so they simply called another time-out. (See 2:04:30 of the same archive.) Once again, the official can be heard saying, "Time out, Winnipeg."
I was waiting for one of the TSN commentators to mention it, but everyone acted as if it was normal to call two time-outs in a row. Even Austin was pretty calm about it on the sidelines. Am I missing something? That could have affected the outcome.