Steelers Robbed By NFL Of Win Over Patriots

Steelers Robbed By NFL Of Win Over Patriots

It seemed like the Pittsburgh Steelers won and tight end Jesse James would be the hero with a game-winning touchdown catch in the final minute against the New England Patriots. But if you’ve watched the NFL long enough, you know that a catch is often not a catch.

The NFL’s oft-criticized catch rule might determine where the AFC championship game is held. In the final seconds of a thrilling game Sunday, James caught a pass just short of the goal line, and as he was going down he crossed the goal line for what looked like a touchdown. In the CBS booth, Tony Romo and Jim Nantz couldn’t figure out why it was taking so long for replay review to confirm it.

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96 Responses

  1. Bamaboy 205 says:

    All I can say is Las Vegas

  2. JOHNNYBEERHANDS S says:

    This is sickening. Not a fan of either team but that was a touchdown at minimum 1st and goal. NFL bought and paid for by Foxboro Massachusetts. Not boston

    • It's Niveus says:

      Jake Shattuck “A player has the ball long enough to become a runner when, after his second foot is on the ground, he is capable of avoiding or warding off impending contact of an opponent, tucking the ball away, turning up field, or taking additional steps” or is the key word

    • It's Niveus says:

      He checks 3 of these boxes when only 1 is necessary. He tucks right after the catch before he extended, he’s capable of avoiding a hit and he turned upfield when he dove.

    • Ayush Gupta says:

      U need possession of the ball going to the ground and he didn’t have that

    • Mike Hardesty says:

      How can it be touchdown if it was incomplete? How can it be first and goal if it was incomplete?

    • Mike Hardesty says:

      It’s Niveus how he fuck did he turn upfield when he caught the ball with both feet off the ground and NEITHER foot came down? He was midair at the time of the catch and turned his body midair, when the elbows came down he ball was knocked loose. He never had the slightest opportunity to establish himself as a runner because his feet never came down, his only option was to secure the ball through the entirety of the catch, which he didn’t do

  3. Raw Material says:

    Had this been against any other franchise, it wouldn’t have been called back. Look at Tom Brady about to fucking go back to the locker room to sulk like the crybaby bitch he is.

  4. DaFeekiel Elliott says:

    Nothing new here, Patriots getting hand fed wins from the NFL all the way to the Super Bowl…

    • Hal Vil says:

      Adam Lewis yeah you’re right the Steelers are so good can you explain to me when the last time they won against the Patriots?

    • Jake Shattuck says:

      DaFeekiel Elliott I’ll clarify for everybody. It’s Dez Bryant all over again. Jumping up and catching the ball midair does not mean it’s a catch UNLESS you maintain possession long enough to become a runner with possession. As he lands (without taking a few steps to become a runner with possession), his left hand clearly loses contact with the ball which he immediately scoops up off the ground. Since he did not maintain control of the ball throughout the process of becoming a runner with possession (or in this case just landing after the catch), it is considered a dropped ball. Every team has experienced this rule but only Dez on a bigger stage.

    • marcus rodgers says:

      DaFeekiel Elliott speaking the truth

    • DDG's SHOOTA #IWillSlapDissRapper says:

      Joey Atwood patriot bandwagon

  5. Ian Schulze says:

    Hahahaha! Steelers fans complaining about the refs…..bwahahahahahah!

  6. Raabert Ellis says:

    We know who really won. That was a completed catch

    • Jake Shattuck says:

      Raabert Ellis I’ll clarify for everybody. It’s Dez Bryant all over again. Jumping up and catching the ball midair does not mean it’s a catch UNLESS you maintain possession long enough to become a runner with possession. As he lands (without taking a few steps to become a runner with possession), his left hand clearly loses contact with the ball which he immediately scoops up off the ground. Since he did not maintain control of the ball throughout the process of becoming a runner with possession (or in this case just landing after the catch), it is considered a dropped ball. Every team has experienced this rule but only Dez on a bigger stage.

    • Bronze Eagle Offical says:

      Knee was down .

    • KYCCCGuy says:

      knee down before pass is completed doesn’t matter. By rule if a receiver is falling during the catch, he must maintain control throughout his fall for the pass to be complete. The ball is clearly rolling on the ground as he is still falling. Incomplete. Period.

    • Giovanny Melendez says:

      Raabert Ellis patriots won

  7. Michael Payne says:

    Fuck The Steelers

  8. Adam Chance says:

    Everyone saw what happened. That’s what matters. NFL referees controlling the outcome of another game….yea, they’re not incentivized 🙄. Bandwagon Patriot fans will be the only ones who think that was the correct call.

    • Adam Chance says:

      Joshua L. Watson funny a Pats fan would call anyone else arrogant lol. I’m just calling it like I see it. Sounds like a lot of other people are too. That doesn’t necessarily make me arrogant. It’s obvious that most people watching the game, fans or not, thought that should have been a touchdown – despite these new ambiguous NFL catch rules.

    • Adam Chance says:

      Joshua L. Watson your team has been caught cheating more than any other team in NFL history. They aren’t assumptions they are facts.

    • beamerball666 says:

      But it was the correct call he didn’t control it all the way through

    • Giovanny Melendez says:

      Adam Chance who won

  9. Shampoo Fully says:

    1. Player Going to the Ground. A player is considered to be going to the ground if he does not remain upright long enough to demonstrate that he is clearly a runner. If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent), he must maintain control of the ball until after his initial contact with the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone. If he loses control of the ball, and the ball touches the ground before he regains control, the pass is incomplete. If he regains control prior to the ball touching the ground, the pass is complete.
    For any Lions Cowboys and Steelers fans.

    • Jackson N says:

      John Ambler you fucking moron, he did not have full possession. The ground cannot aid with the catch

    • Rey Ewing says:

      Clearly you don’t know shit. This is the endzone we’re talking about. IN THE ENDZONE Note: If a player has control of the ball, a slight movement of the ball will not be considered a loss of possession. He must lose control of the ball in order to rule that there has been a loss of possession. Even if it touches the ground in the endzone it DONT MATTER BUT. He CLEARLY HAS CONTROL OF THE BALL AND EVEN TUCKS IT TO HIS CHEST WHEN HIS KNEE TOUCHED AND THEN HIS FINGERS ARE UNDER THE BALL AND THE BALL IS TUCKED TO HIS CHEST AS HE STRETCHES TO THE ENDZONE IT TOUCHES THE GROUND BUT SO WHAT? THIS IS THE ENDZONE AND HE STILL HAS FULL POSSESION. Section 8 Article 3 Item 4. Ball Touches Ground. If the ball touches the ground after the player secures control of it, it is a catch, provided that the player continues to maintain control. Straight from the NFL Operations Rule book. The call was fucking bullshit. But Pittsburgh is the better team. Steelers will secure the bag.

    • Luke Noreau says:

      Daniel Ramdawar yourteamcheats.com

    • Jake Shattuck says:

      John Ambler Except he never had possession since he lost possession coming to the ground. It’s the same call for every team whether in the Endzone as time expires or at the 50 yard line in the first quarter.

      I’ll clarify for everybody. It’s Dez Bryant all over again. Jumping up and catching the ball midair does not mean it’s a catch UNLESS you maintain possession long enough to become a runner with possession. As he lands (without taking a few steps to become a runner with possession), his left hand clearly loses contact with the ball which he immediately scoops up off the ground. Since he did not maintain control of the ball throughout the process of becoming a runner with possession (or in this case just landing after the catch), it is considered a dropped ball. Every team has experienced this rule but only Dez on a bigger stage.

    • mathew palmer says:

      Josh Rossi see the rule is not a good one. Screwed dez out before too. All James needed to do was not extend the football. Since he extended the football, he was considered a receiver trying to catch a touchdown pass and not a runner. A runner scores as soon as the ball sniffs the endzone. A receiver has to have full possession of the ball from start to finish. The play is over when the receiver who caught a ball in the endzone is downed by contact. James had the ball the whole time, but lost it when he extended it. Unfortunately for him, He was then touched while trying to recraddle the ball. Since the patriots were lucky to touch him when he was trying to reestablish the catch, it was ruled incomplete. This is literally just a case of some serious bad luck for James and great luck for the patriots.

  10. Robert Marley says:

    He had possession of the ball, it’s clear. He even pulled it in toward his body, in full control with both hands before he reached across the plane. It’s a touchdown….

    • Josh Rossi says:

      “in the act of catching a pass” —
      he already caught the pass though…he caught it, maintained control and possession, then did a football move (extending the ball to cross the endzone plane)

    • Rey Ewing says:

      @shigsho Rule 8, Section , Article 3, Item 4.
      Ball Touches Ground. If the ball touches the ground after the player secures control of it, it is a catch, provided that the player continues to maintain control.
      Clearly he had possession before the ball touches the ground. And the ball touching the ground causes the ball to wobble but he never loses possession. The dude is almost curled around the damn ball. Clearly a TD.

    • Spithee Sautthhe says:

      shigsho the ball didn’t come out when he hit the ground with his knee, it came out when he hit the ball on the ground, in the end zone. Plus, the ball never actually touched the ground, his hand was under.

    • Jake Shattuck says:

      Gotta control it while landing if you didn’t become a runner with possession after the catch. Them’s the rules. They call it incomplete every week against every team, everywhere on the field no matter what time remains on the clock. Passion does not change the rules. He jumped, grabbed the ball, then lost it while landing and therefore never “possessed” the ball. You can’t score without possession.

  11. MrBobman1966 says:

    stop ur crying stoolers..

    • Scott Grudziadz says:

      MrBobman1966 stfu pussy

    • Gio says:

      Scott Grudziadz we aren’t the ones bitching, and y’all had another chance, at minimum to tie it. I’m not sure on the call but u dumb ass Steelers could’ve tied it with a fg! Idiots wanted the win and were to anxious.

    • Adam Lewis says:

      I still remain that his actions after he caught the ball should have been considered football moved. He went to the ground with one knee and pulled the ball towards his body some before extending it out and propelling himself forward. I don’t know how it’s not a catch and a TD

    • Jake Shattuck says:

      Adam Lewis Football move? He jumped up, grabbed the ball, then while landing the ball came loose. Where is the confusion? It happens every week in multiple games, but normally not on the final drive while breaking the plane. However, the rule remains the same if it happens dead center of the Endzone as time expires or at the 50 yard line in the first quarter. No catch. This season it’s been called against Gronk, Amendola, Cooks and probably half of the running backs…and that’s only on one team. It just doesn’t stand out when it’s 2nd and 7 on the 43 with 11 minutes remaining in the first half.

      Tough break and you guys had us this time. Looking forward to a likely rematch Championship Weekend in the Conference Finals.

  12. Joe Kowalski says:

    Breaking news the guys that reviewed play were on bath salts they have been fired it’s on cnn

  13. DuckTalesWooHoo1987 says:

    That is clearly a catch and if anything it’s a fumble that was clearly recovered by Jesse James. Just remember Steeler fans that the last time a crew tried to blatantly screw us was in 05 against another golden boy qb when Troy CLEARLY picked Manning off and they overturned it to try and help their golden boy qb. That year we went on to win the Super Bowl. The pats got lucky that Shazier was hurt and AB got injured. Period. We outplayed them totally. They let a rookie like JuJu run all over them. Bryant hasn’t done jack all year and he owned them in this game too. I don’t blame their fans for being excited. You have to remember they’ve only been watching football for a relatively short time compared to us Steeler fans. They only started being “fans” when Brady got there. They’re actually one of the biggest bandwagon bases in the league but it is what it is. They should just be glad they won’t have to play the giants again if they make it to the Super Bowl because they might get owned again by the “great” Eli Manning. LOL!!! WE STILL GOT 6 BABY!!!

    • Darien Ford says:

      DuckTalesWooHoo1987 It wasn’t a fumble to begin with and this isn’t 05

    • Jake Shattuck says:

      DuckTalesWooHoo1987 Sure, except the rules state otherwise.

      I’ll clarify for everybody. It’s Dez Bryant all over again. Jumping up and catching the ball midair does not mean it’s a catch UNLESS you maintain possession long enough to become a runner with possession. As he lands (without taking a few steps to become a runner with possession), his left hand clearly loses contact with the ball which he immediately scoops up off the ground. Since he did not maintain control of the ball throughout the process of becoming a runner with possession (or in this case just landing after the catch), it is considered a dropped ball. Every team has experienced this rule but only Dez on a bigger stage.

  14. Nathaniel Hughes says:

    If you read the NFL rulebook, it was not a catch (again, even if the rule is stupid). From Rule 8, Section 1, Article 3, Item 1 in the NFL rulebook, which explicitly lays out the situation at hand:

    Item 1. Player Going to the Ground. A player is considered to be going to the ground if he does not remain upright long enough to demonstrate that he is clearly a runner. If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent), he must maintain control of the ball until after his initial contact with the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone. If he loses control of the ball, and the ball touches the ground before he regains control, the pass is incomplete. If he regains control prior to the ball touching the ground, the pass is complete.

    • Nathaniel Hughes says:

      Adam Lewis he has maintain possesion through the fall to the ground and after he hits the ground if he was a runner its a touchdown

    • Anthony Lombardo says:

      By this rule- it’s a catch.

    • Nathaniel Hughes says:

      Anthony Lombardo you dont understand the rule or you dont want to but by the rule he is not a runner and the ball came out his hands on to the ground

    • Gummi Bear says:

      I’ve been up for hours trying to fully understand what happened and I finally have. By what the rules state, it was not a touchdown nor was it a complete pass. But when I watched it live I had no doubt in my mind that it was a clear touchdown or at the very least a clear catch. I think the rules need revised because in my mind I will always say that was a complete catch. He pulled it into his body, always had both hands on the ball, knee was down. You shouldn’t have to take a couple steps forward to be an eligible runner and reach the ball out, that sounds like a dumbass rule made up by someone who gets off on confusing people.

    • muhammad akbar says:

      Nathaniel Hughes But he made the catch and then extended. Don’t you have to catch the ball to be able to extend for the touchdown. Even though the ground made the ball come out isn’t it still a touchdown since he passed the touchdown marker?

  15. La Noche says:

    I really hope karma pays all the bullshit the Patriots deserve.

    • Blu Monkey says:

      Jesus christ the ball hit the ground, it wasnt a catch. This has happened to the patriots before. Please. Stop the bullshit.

    • Max Brinker says:

      The triune God gave us the world but we rebelled. The punishment for this rebellion death but God sent his son born of a virgin to die for the sins of all who believe him.

    • TheNextLevel11 says:

      Pats gonna keep on getting that good karma, even after Brady gets his 8th ring. LOL

    • I can't believe it's not mold says:

      We’re reaping our benefits from sucking for 50 years, the Steelers have yet to feel their true Karma

    • TheNextLevel11 says:

      Son, you are going to turn every Pats hater into a Pats fan with your fake sulking. Go watch CNN. LOL. And go worship your King, Tom Brady.

  16. Amanda muehlheim says:

    Not a fan of either team. My love goes to the all star winning team called the Cleveland Browns😂

    • Lt. Nan says:

      Amanda muehlheim Not that I’m annoyed, but I’m just confused why you just randomly commented an irrelevant opinion about your favorite team (who’s not in this video)… but okay? Cool. I’m glad you like to tell everyone your favorite team.

    • Happy Highlights says:

      BROWNS NATION BABY WOOOO

    • Amanda muehlheim says:

      Lt. Nan ooo someone’s mad lol. I said that because I think it’s funny as hell that my team sucks ass. You need to learn to joke 😂

    • Amanda muehlheim says:

      Happy Highlights HELL YEAH

    • Amanda muehlheim says:

      Lt. Nan does it not give you a little laugh to think that the browns haven’t one a single game? Maybe the thought would lighten people’s hearts a little bit about the unfair bullshit that happened.

  17. Older General Skywalker says:

    Rules are rules 🤷‍♂️

  18. Web Sleuth Will says:

    Two big reasons why it is the correct call.

    1. Megatron
    2. Dez Bryant

  19. Scott W says:

    Why is this trending?! 20k views. Fuck this and YouTube… I’ve watched Calvin Johnson get fucked out of more TDs than this. NFL is a joke. Btw did we have anymore fights this week?

  20. HipHopopotamus says:

    All of you fail to realize his INITIAL contact with the ground was with his knee and he didn’t bobble it until secondary contact when his hands hit the ground. Therefore this was a catch and possible fumble recovery. The rules say INITIAL contact with the ground not contact w8th hands/arms/elbows etc. This was a bad call and should be overturned. End of story

    • Mike Hardesty says:

      greatwhite 0102 doesn’t matter because he didn’t complete the catch by controlling it all the way to the ground. That is NOT the rule

    • greatwhite 0102 says:

      Mike Hardesty there was no clear evidence that his right hand was not underneath the football it should have been a touchdown end of story

    • d13lzebub says:

      greatwhite 0102 I guess I’m in the minority here but it never looked like a catch to me, with or without the rule in place. He looks like he would’ve caught it if he didn’t lunge forward at the same time. Even in a pickup game, this doesn’t look like a caught ball to me. Not a Patriots or Steelers fan here.

    • Mike Hardesty says:

      greatwhite 0102 freeze frames showing his right hand balled in a fist to the side of the ball give 100% evidence of losing possession

    • Shifty says:

      Yeah that was BS too, that catch by Dez actually triggered Alex Jones to do a 45 min interview about the fixed NFL. He’s not even a fan. It’s just funny how everyone is referencing the worst call ever to justify the 2nd worst call ever! Interesting.

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