NFL offers explanation on Golden Tate touchdown
Near the end of the second half, it looked like the Chicago Bears had an interception that would turn the game around as the Detroit Lions were driving with a one point lead.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford hit receiver Golden Tate who was stripped by Kyle Fuller. The Bears caught the ball off a tip as it was ruled an interception. The refs went back to review it and ruled that Tate had a touchdown instead of the interception ruled on the field.. The ref never gave an explanation on the call and the Lions took a 8 point lead into halftime.
Now Vice President of officiating has released a statement as to why it was a touchdown:
— NFL (@NFL) October 18, 2015
Still doesn’t seem like it was the right call and others around the league agree.
— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) October 18, 2015
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) October 18, 2015
— Laurence Holmes (@LaurenceWHolmes) October 18, 2015