Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/21/12
TAMPA -- The New Orleans Saints overcame a two-touchdown deficit and an unusual penalty that nullified an apparent Tampa Bay touchdown on the last play to escape with a 35-28 victory over the Buccaneers on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. With five seconds left, the Bucs had the ball on fourth down at the Saints' 9-yard line. Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman scrambled out of the pocket to his left and completed what seemed to be a touchdown pass to wide receiver Mike Williams in the back of the end zone. However, the touchdown was nullified because Williams had been pushed out of bounds behind the end zone and then had come back into the end zone and was the first player to touch the ball, which is illegal. The game-ending call was particularly unusual because in most cases it would have been illegal to push Williams out of the back of the end zone, which is obviously well beyond the 5-yard, no-chuck zone. However, because Freeman was out of the pocket at the time Williams w...
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