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Ravens players chime in on controversial non-catch call in Patriots-Steelers game

Ravens players chime in on controversial non-catch call in Patriots-Steelers game

Two days after the New England Patriots held on to a 27-24 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers courtesy of a reversal of a supposed touchdown catch by tight end Jesse James in the final minute of regulation, a couple Ravens players offered their thoughts on the catch/non-catch controversy.

Quarterback Joe Flacco agreed with the officials’ decision to overturn the initial ruling of a touchdown because James had lost control of the ball as he crossed the goal line into the end zone.

“I was arguing with guys that it was not a catch,” he said. “You try to make it really obvious for them. It is like, ‘OK, if you are making a catch when you go to the ground and when the ball hits...

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