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#pounditTuesday, November 30, 2021

Review upholds massive Myles Jack fumble recovery (Video)

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack may have made one of the biggest plays of the AFC Championship, but not without a somewhat controversial replay review.

Jack tackled Patriots running back Dion Lewis well into field goal range early in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship, with the Jaguars leading 20-10. The linebacker stripped the ball from Lewis, and things looked unclear on the field at first — Jack came up with the ball, but the play was quickly whistled dead and ruled a fumble.

Replay review showed that there was definitely some question as to what the ruling would be.

The sticking point was Lewis’s attempt to regain control with the ball at his hip. Patriots fans will argue that he had done so, but the ruling on the field stood, and Jack got the fumble. The Jaguars didn’t score on the ensuing possession, but the fumble likely kept at least three Patriots points off the board.

Though he hadn’t lost a fumble all season, Lewis has had problems in that department in the past. Don’t be surprised if Bill Belichick doesn’t go back to him.


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