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04:37 PM on 11/18/12 
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ArTkY_
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Does it not matter that both his feet touched and he crossed the plane? I still don't fully get this rule.
04:38 PM on 11/18/12 
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preppyak
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Does it not matter that both his feet touched and he crossed the plane? I still don't fully get this rule.
It doesn't since he was falling, but, you would need clear evidence that he lost control of the ball, which Im not sure there really is. He comes away from the roll with the ball in the same hand he caught it originally and with a tight grip.

Could get overturned, but, wouldn't surprise me if it stands

edit: Nm, from that top angle he clearly bobbles it. The ball the touches the ground, making it not a catch.
04:38 PM on 11/18/12 
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Does it not matter that both his feet touched and he crossed the plane? I still don't fully get this rule.

I'm with you.
04:39 PM on 11/18/12 
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Max_123
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that was a great catch by Alexander, things are getting interesting
04:39 PM on 11/18/12 
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preppyak
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haha, and there is the "second act" part coming back around. I agree that that should have been a TD, but, the actual rule is confusing as fuck
04:40 PM on 11/18/12 
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badger52683
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people are really rolling with this mustache thing. maybe ill participate
04:42 PM on 11/18/12 
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preppyak
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The way the rule is written, any catch by a WR must result in complete possession all the way through the ground. For example, Calvin Johnson clearly caught and possessed the ball on the original play, but, in falling to the ground, he got lazy and let the ball come loose. To anyone's eye, it was a TD, but not by the rule.

That "going to the ground" part gets negated when a player makes a "football" move, whether reaching over the plane, making a cut up field, deliberately dropping to the ground, etc. Then they aren't a receiver, they are a runner. So, if the ball came out on the way down, it'd be a fumble rather than an incomplete. And if the ground causes the bobble, it'd be a player being down and not a fumble.

In this case, he caught it and turned and reached, which made it a catch and a move, rather than just a fluid catch. The second he starts reaching, he becomes a runner. It's a TD the second he crosses the plane in that case, and the whole act of falling essentially doesn't happen
04:42 PM on 11/18/12 
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badger52683
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who is this chargers kicker? what a terrible onside twice in a row
04:42 PM on 11/18/12 
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RockVocalPower
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Used to live next door to Danario Alexander in college -- dude is super nice. Happy to see he's making waves in SD. Guy has #1 WR talent but unfortunately awful knees.
04:44 PM on 11/18/12 
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preppyak
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And yes, the rule is confusing as fuck...but at least its broad enough for the refs to make the right call
04:48 PM on 11/18/12 
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30 seconds just enough time for one more Rivers interception for the lols
04:49 PM on 11/18/12 
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porttheman
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Not a great game. Closer then I wanted but ill take the W.
04:49 PM on 11/18/12 
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lp670sv
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Well I was close
05:00 PM on 11/18/12 
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domotime2
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11 of 12 favorites won the game today.
05:14 PM on 11/18/12 
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ghostyouare
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I left my house after I saw TB tie it up. What happened in OT aside from TB winning?



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