TD or not TD? While that may sound like a simple question, when it comes to the NFL, the answer can be quite complicated.
The real answer is . . . it depends.
When a touchdown is called on the field, it is not always a touchdown on the scoreboard.
See what I mean?
We are in Week 12 of the NFL season, but honestly it doesn't matter what week we're in. Replay is not only a way of life in the NFL -- it has become a central component of every game.
I want to focus on a couple of plays that took place in the Minnesota-Chicago game, won by the Bears 28-10 at Soldier Field, where replay played a big role in the outcome. One involved a fumble recovery that was returned for a touchdown, "confirmed" as a score on the field, then reversed to down by contact after a review. The other was a sideline catch in the end zone that was called a touchdown and upheld as such by replay.
Let's look at the first play.
The situation: Chicago had the ball, first down and 10 at it...