It just wouldn’t be an NFL game if we didn’t get a controversial catch. Super Bowl LII gave us one of those, when Nick Foles and Corey Clement connected on a touchdown for the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter.
Upon further review, it appeared as though Clement might have been out, as he looked to be bobbling the ball on the way out.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 5, 2018
Fans of the New England Patriots were dismayed when the ruling was ultimately upheld. That prompted a Sunday tradition, a round of catch or no catch debate.
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— Lana Berry (@Lana) February 5, 2018
“I give up.” Chris Collinsworth on the catch rule.
We all do Chirs. We all do.
— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) February 5, 2018
Oh that was a catch and Jesse James’ wasn’t. pic.twitter.com/zu1U37zrnR
— Dave DiCello (@DaveDiCello) February 5, 2018
The NFL's catch controversy just reached maximum drama. They called it one way all year then changed it in the Super Bowl 😂
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) February 5, 2018
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) February 5, 2018
— RotoGrinders (@RotoGrinders) February 5, 2018
And the narrative that the Pats get all of the calls?
But the refs are rigged towards the #Patriots?
That excuse won't work now.#Eagles 29-19.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 5, 2018
Can't say the Patriots are getting the calls tonight. One Eagles touchdown easily could have been called an illegal formation, and another Eagles touchdown easily could have been called an incomplete pass.
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) February 5, 2018
Take that for what it’s worth.
The touchdown put Philadelphia up 29-19. The Patriots responded with a touchdown drive of their own to close the gap to 29-26 in the third quarter.