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The return on the TD catch proves costly in the Patriots loss

The return on the TD catch proves costly in the Patriots loss

The return on the TD catch proves costly in the Patriots loss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Running back Henry was ruled on the field for making a difficult catch at the goal line for what would have been a third-quarter touchdown to give the New England Patriots the lead late in the third quarter at Minnesota.

After a lengthy replay review, the call was overturned to an incomplete pass. The Patriots had to settle for a field goal, and didn’t score again in a 33-26 loss to the Vikings.

“They called as they said,” Henry said. “I think I took it, but they made a call. I just have to live with it.”

The umpires, with referee Alex Kemp leading the panel, conferred with the NFL during the review. The determination was that the ball hit the ground and Henry lost control.

“When he goes to the ground, he’s got to keep control of the ball when it hits the ground,” NFL senior vice president of operations Walt Anderson told a pool reporter. “The term that’s commonly used is ‘surviving on the ground,’ a lot of people refer to that. So when he goes to the ground, he has the elements of two feet and control, but because he goes to the ground, he has to keep the control of the ball when it goes to the ground”.





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