• NFL: Refs missed it; Denver TD was a touchback

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Nov 12, 2012
    ?The result of the play should have been a touchback ? not a touchdown ? with Carolina gaining possession at the 20-yard line.? An NFL spokesman said Monday that the 76-yard punt return for a touchdown by Denver's Trindon Holliday in the Broncos' 36-14 win against the Panthers on Sunday should have been overturned and ruled a touchback. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said by the time his assistant coaches in the press box realized Holliday had lost possession of the ball before crossing the goal line, Broncos kicker Matt Prater had already made the extra point. The NFL said the 76-yard punt return by Denver's Trindon Holliday against Carolina on Sunday should have been ruled a touchback, not a touchdown. Replays showed Holliday prematurely celebrating the TD by flipping the ball out of his hands before crossing the goal line. The NFL said Monday in a statement: "Because the video showed that Holliday lost possession of the ball before it broke the plane of the goal line, Boylston should have stopped the game to initiate an instant replay review.
    • NFL: Punt return by Denver’s Holliday shouldn’t have stood

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