Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 11/25/12
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 its own 49-yard line wit...
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