Silverman: Replay Decisions Have Damaged Pro Football

By Steve Silverman
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The NFL has many problems, and it would be difficult to see a worse outcome than the Austin Seferian-Jenkins touchdown catch that was heinously transformed into a turnover against the Patriots on Sunday.

I don’t want to hear about the letter of the law or that officials actually made a proper call. Anyone who was in MetLife Stadium or saw the game on television knows what happened.

Seferian-Jenkins made a spectacular effort that resulted in a great catch, and he crossed the goal line. It was a touchdown, and that’s the only satisfactory outcome.

Everyone knows it, and as Bill Belichick reviews the film, he knows his Patriots received an unexpected gift.

The scrutiny that officials receive over their replay-review calls is part of the reason that ridiculous rulings are made all the time. Go back into NFL history to the famous 1958 NFL title game between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants.

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