Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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Complaint: Mike Williams caught a 29-yard pass at the end of the fourth quarter against the New York Giants. Officials declared it was an incomplete pass.Defendant: Officials in the replay booth reviewing the call on the field.The Case: Mike Williams caught a pass from Josh Freeman. He turned and sprinted up the sideline for the end-zone. After taking two steps, safety Antrel Rolle drove his body into Mike Williams. Williams fell out of bounds and the ball came loose.The replay officials declared this was an incomplete pass because he didn't perform a separate football act after his second foot came down.First, Antrel Rolle didn't hit Mike Williams until just before he had take three steps.Second,  Mike Williams wasn't falling out-of-bounds. He was driven out-of-bounds. What's the difference?Mike Williams was sprinting to the endzone when he was driven out-of-bounds. In those circumstances, according to the NFL Rule Book, he doesn't have to 'make a separate football act'. He merely ...
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