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Ravens lose on controversial TD reception

December 15, 2008

the touchdown

Referee Walt Coleman's explanation of the Steelers' game-winning touchdown :

"You have to have two feet down to complete the catch. [Holmes] had two feet down and completed the catch with control of the ball breaking the plane of the goal line.

" ... When he gained control of the ball, the ball was breaking the plane, and then he fell into the field of play. But to have a touchdown, all you have to have is a catch, which is the two feet down, possession and control of the ball breaking the plane.

Coleman on why the original play was ruled to not be a touchdow n:

"[Head linesman Paul Weidner] felt like when the receiver gained possession of the ball, the ball was not breaking the plane of the goal line."

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