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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Jets have TD taken away on controversial fumble call

The New York Jets appeared to have cut the New England Patriots’ lead to 24-20 late in the second half, but a crucial touchdown was changed to a turnover upon review.

Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins fought his way through a couple of defenders and into the end zone, and it appeared clear that he scored. However, officials ruled upon review that Seferian-Jenkins lost control of the ball before he broke the plane and regained possession after his body was already out of bounds.

Here’s a video of the controversial play:

The call on the field was that Seferian-Jenkins scored, and former NFL official and FOX rules expert Mike Pereira did not feel there was enough evidence to overturn it.

NFL reporters were also baffled by the reversal.

Since it was determined that Seferian-Jenkins fumbled out of the end zone, the Patriots were awarded a touchback. They ended up keeping their 10-point lead just when it appeared the Jets had gotten to within a field goal.

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