Sunday, September 12, 2010

Detroit Robbed By Chicago

By now everybody knows the Lions were screwed out of a game winning TD against the Bears by a horrible rule, or interpretation of a rule.

The Rule - If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent), he must maintain control of the ball after he touches the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone. If he loses control of the ball, and the ball touches the ground before he regains control, the pass is incomplete. If he regains control prior to the ball touching the ground, the pass is complete.

With that rule there is no consistency because plays that are obviously in violation in the rule and are called TDs. The fact of the matter is no matter how you slice it Detroit got screwed, the rule is bad, enforcement of the rule is bad, and the TD was obvious. Had it been the Pats and Tom Brady or the Colts and Peyton Manning, then CJ's catch is a TD. Or maybe The Saints and Drew Brees....