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 Vice President of Officiating explains the ruling behind the Golden Tate touchdown.#CHIvsDET http://t.co/PNDqj4Cbdv
— NFL (@NFL) October 18, 2015
Still doesn’t seem like it was the right call and others around the league agree.
Again, I don't believe the Golden Tate play in #CHIvsDET was a TD
My @kfc Midgame Fill Up:https://t.co/EZJ75AcKm1
— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) October 18, 2015
IMO @DezBryant in GB playoff game did more with ball but ruled not a reception. Same with Davonta Freeman https://t.co/2VO6iByfSp
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) October 18, 2015
The #NFL is just making it up as they go along. It's really amazing as a fan base, we continue to accept it. http://t.co/3FVLJgWJLk
— Laurence Holmes (@LaurenceWHolmes) October 18, 2015
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