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Monday, December 9, 2019

Texans lose touchdown on controversial Brock Osweiler incomplete pass

Brock Osweiler pass

The Miami Dolphins lucked out on a controversial call in the final minute of the first half of Thursday’s game against the Houston Texans.

The Dolphins had a 2nd-and-10 at their 45 with 35 seconds left and attempted a pass with Brock Osweiler in shotgun. Osweiler was pressured by Josh Keyes who came untouched on a blitz. Osweiler moved his arm forward for a throw but had the ball knocked loose and the Texans picked it up and returned it for a touchdown.

The call on the field was touchdown, but the officials reviewed the play and overturned it to an incompletion. Instead of being up 20-10, Houston’s lead remained at 14-10 and Miami ended up punting before the game went to halftime.

Upon review, it looked as if Osweiler was trying to bring the ball back to his body and not throw it. The old tuck rule seemingly should have applied, but it’s no longer in existence, leading many to think a fumble was the right call. However, the officials controversially overturned it and took the touchdown off the board.

Miami caught a real break with that call.



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