Was the game-changing play in overtime really a fumble?
On the Bills' third play of overtime, linebacker Ray Lewis and defensive end Cory Redding stood up Shawn Nelson after he caught a short pass over the middle before the 11-time Pro Bowl linebacker stripped the ball away from the 6-foot-5, 240-pound tight end at the Buffalo 29.
Four plays later, Cundiff sliced his sixth career game-winning field goal just inside the right upright.
"The whistle hadn't blown yet," said Lewis, who finished with 15 tackles, one forced fumble, one sack and one pass deflection. "It just so happened I locked arms and I snatched it out."
Some of the Bills don't believe it was a fumble. They thought the play should have whistled dead once a mob of players swarmed on Nelson and stopped his forward progress. But the Ravens believe the Bills players were still pushing the crowd forward, so the fumble was legitimate.
"I thought the play was over," said Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. "I didn't hear a whistle. I don't know if there was one or not, but I thought the play was over. I'm surprised when they came rolling out with the ball, holding it up."
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