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#pounditTuesday, August 11, 2020

Video: Controversial Damien Williams touchdown at goal line stands

Damien Williams touchdown

You just knew that the Super Bowl wouldn’t be able to pass without at least one close play causing a controversy. It took around 57 minutes of game action, but we finally got one.

Damien Williams took a pass from Patrick Mahomes on a 3rd-and-goal play from the San Francisco 5. Williams got close to the goal line, but there was a question of whether Richard Sherman forced him out of bounds before Williams extended the ball over the plane.

The call on the field was a touchdown, and all scoring plays are reviewed. After a review, the call stood.

The officials’ decision that the call would stand means they did not see any conclusive evidence to overturn the call. The referees also did not see enough evidence to confirm or uphold the call. That likely means if the referee initially ruled on the field that Williams was out of bounds before crossing the goal line, Kansas City would have had a 4th-and-goal.

Instead, the Chiefs ended up taking a 24-20 lead with under three minutes left in the game. They later forced a turnover on downs and scored another touchdown to make it 31-20.

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