Atlanta Falcons Football Schedule, News, Tickets, Scores, Players, Blogs, Videos, Links and More
More Fan Site Teams:

Yes, the NFL reviewed James White's Super Bowl-ending TD

Yes, the NFL reviewed James White's Super Bowl-ending TD
Published On: Fri, Feb 10
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots running back James White (28) scores the game winning touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in overtime during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Lost in the mayhem of the Patriots' miraculous 25-point comeback to win Super Bowl LI 34-28 was whether running back James White scored on the final play. Television replays did not clearly depict if his knee was down before the ball broke the plane of the end zone, nor was it clear if the NFL reviewed the play.

As it turns out, the league did, with NFL VP of Officiating confirming a review on the final play.

"Remember in overtime you don't kick the extra point," Blandino said in a video released by the NFL. "So the officials were briefed prior to the start of the drive that if we have a touchdown that's close, replay is going to stop the game immediately and review the play. You have to keep the sidelines off the field, you have to keep everybody off the field, almost impossible in this situation."

"We are going to review this play if it's remotely close. Watch the play -- toss sweep to the right, runner is going to reach the ball over the goal line. The line judge you'll see from the bottom here he's going to signal touchdown immediately. The replay official signal is signaling to the officials on the field to stop the game to review the play. Watch the field judge react to that signal by putting up his hand that we're reviewing the play.

"The play did go under review, the referee looked at it, this is the angle that confirms the ruling on the field."

Read the complete news article here...


More Featured News

A.J. Green Supports Julio Jones' Holdout From Falcons
Published On: Fri, Jun 22
A.J. GreenA says he's not mad atA Julio JonesA for holding out in his contract dispute with the ATL Falcons -- tellingA TMZ Sports, "He gotta do what he gotta do, man."The Bengals s...
Falcons Grady Jarrett among top graded third-year players last season
Published On: Thu, Jun 21
Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett was among the top graded third-year players last season, according to Pro Football Focus.A In 2017, Jarrett recorded 34 total tackles ...
Falcons OC Steve Sarkisian On The Hot Seat?
Published On: Wed, Jun 20
SteveA SarkisianA is entering his second season as Falcons offensive coordinator, but the coacha€™s job could already be in jeopardy. Appearing on a€œThe Wake Up Calla€ on ESPN Cha...
T.O.: 'I have nothing to do with Julio except training'
Published On: Wed, Jun 20
There are three facts we need to get straight before we dive into this story about Julio Jones and Terrell Owens.First: Jones wants more money, and he skipped minicamp to get more m...
Falcons worried over Julio Jones-Terrell Owens friendship
Published On: Tue, Jun 19
The Falconsa€™ front office isna€™t thrilled with Julio Jonesa€™ offseason activities.The explosive receiver, whoA curiously scrubbed his social media feedsA of Atlanta-related cont...
NFL Rumors: Why Julio Jones Relationship With Falcons Is In A Bad Place
Published On: Mon, Jun 18
Birds of a feather flock together, but Julio Jones is flying solo at the moment a€” and may be ruffling some feathers in the process.The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver skipped the teama€™s organized...
Even without Jones, Falcons believe they had a strong offseason program
Published On: Sun, Jun 17
Before spreading out to cities around the country, the Falcons gathered in the far corner of their practice field one last time.A Falcons coach Dan Quinn told the team, which was minus its four-tim...
Falcons training camp dates set, several practices open to public
Published On: Sat, Jun 16
The Falcons will open training camp on July 27, the team announced on Friday.The camp will run through Aug. 4 with selected dates open to the public.The team reports on Thursday, July 26.A Practice...
Mike Pereira: If the new rules dont reduce concussions, the kickoff is gone
Published On: Fri, Jun 15
The NFLa€™s new rules designed to reduce the impacts on kickoffs represent a last-gasp effort to keep the play in the sport.Thata€™s the word from former head of officiating Mike Pereira, who belie...
Quinn confident a deal with Jones will get done before training camp
Published On: Fri, Jun 15
Falcons coach Dan Quinn is confident that Julio Jonesa€™ contract situation will get resolved in time for him to attend training camp, which is set for late July.a€œThe good news is that there are ...
Jerseys Hats Shirts Sweatshirts

Name Pos
Matt Ryan QB
Alex Mack C
Brooks Reed DE
Ben Garland G
Terrell McClain DT
Robert Alford CB
Devonta Freeman RB
Mohamed Sanu WR
Derrick Shelby DE
Matt Schaub QB
See All Players