Goal-line groaner

steelers 13, ravens 9

December 15, 2008

Did the ball break the plane or not? The officiating crew ruled that it did, but many of the record 71,502 in attendance at M&T Bank Stadium and the millions who watched on television aren't so sure. The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Ravens, 13-9, after a controversial 4-yard touchdown catch by wide receiver Santonio Holmes with 43 seconds left. The ball was originally ruled to be short of the goal line, but after reviewing the play, officials ruled that it crossed the plane of the end zone. With the win, the Steelers clinched the AFC North and a playoff berth, while the Ravens are left to fight for a wild-card spot. COVERAGE IN GAMEDAY

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