What If The Ravens Lee Evans Catch Was Ruled A TD?

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It would have been the Ravens playing the Giants instead of the Patriots. I wonder what the line would have been if that happened?

As far as I'm concerned, Evans held the ball long enough to be considered a TD. In days gone bye, it definitely would have been considered a TD.
 

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What if the Niners hadn't choked away two punts against the Giants?

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Dude, why so defensive on every Pat's post. He's only asking what the line would have been.
The look ahead line I saw was NYG -2 over Balt. But then the look ahead for the Pats was -4.5 against NY, and it ended up opening at either -3 or -3.5

My guess is the Giants/Balt line would have been about NYG -1 or -1.5 , and who knows where it would have gone. Maybe pk?

And in my opinion, that Evans "catch" was in no way a catch. Should he have caught it? Maybe. But have to give the defender credit for getting his hand in there and making a play. And "in days gone by?" If the Calvin Johnson catch from a couple years back wasn't a catch, there's no way the Evans one was. Just my opinion. Close call I guess, but to me the foot came down and ball came out at exactly the same time. No catch.
 

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but to me the foot came down and ball came out at exactly the same time. No catch.
What I meant there was in my opinion the 2nd foot came down as the ball came out.



And just to be fair and balanced, :) The look ahead line I saw for NE vs SF was NE -7.
 

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I think if they rule it a TD on the field not sure they have enough to rule it NO TD.......thats why sometimes the call on field is still a huge deal
 

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Doesn't the booth look at everything within two minutes? I'm sure they would've buzzed down to the field if they thought it was worth a review. IMO, he didn't complete the process of the catch, and I give a little credit to the defender for getting his hand in there. I know people are claiming he dropped it. He didn't. If Moore wasn't there Baltimore wins the AFC.
 

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It would have been the Ravens playing the Giants instead of the Patriots. I wonder what the line would have been if that happened?

As far as I'm concerned, Evans held the ball long enough to be considered a TD. In days gone bye, it definitely would have been considered a TD.

The key phrase is, "...in days gone bye." Ini the Super Bowl between Dallas and Denver, Golden Richards caught a pass in the end zone where he laid out, caught it for an instant, rolled over, stood up-without the ball-and it was ruled a TD. Once you had possession and were in the end zone, that was it. Like it or not, that's not the rule anymore.
 

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What happens if New Orleans doesn't have 5 turnovers vs SF and then they went on to bitch slap Giants??? What if...What if the rabbit didn't stop to take a shit the dog wouldn't have caught'em LOL

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What happens if New Orleans doesn't have 5 turnovers vs SF and then they went on to bitch slap Giants??? What if...What if the rabbit didn't stop to take a shit the dog wouldn't have caught'em LOL

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The key phrase is, "...in days gone bye." Ini the Super Bowl between Dallas and Denver, Golden Richards caught a pass in the end zone where he laid out, caught it for an instant, rolled over, stood up-without the ball-and it was ruled a TD. Once you had possession and were in the end zone, that was it. Like it or not, that's not the rule anymore.

So what is the actual rule this year? I thought if you caught the ball and held it for a couple of seconds...it was a TD.
 

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The key phrase is, "...in days gone bye." Ini the Super Bowl between Dallas and Denver, Golden Richards caught a pass in the end zone where he laid out, caught it for an instant, rolled over, stood up-without the ball-and it was ruled a TD. Once you had possession and were in the end zone, that was it. Like it or not, that's not the rule anymore.
catch looks good to me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMWpg8BPltQ
 

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How many times are we going to see the argument that Lee Evans caught that ball for a TD? The rule is you have to have both feet down in bounds with clear possesion of the football. Moore clearly hits the ball right as Evans is bringing the 2nd foot down, but the ball is moving before his foot gets down. It was an incomplete pass and the right call and even if it had gone to review the call would not have changed. That was not a TD catch.

As for the line if the Ravens had made the SuperBowl, I believe the Ravens would have been the favorite, at least for the opening line. I give the Giants full credit for winning the SB, but people seem to forget this was a 9-7 team. Yes, the dominated the Falcons in the Wildcard, beat the Packers when the Packers had an off day and got really lucky to beat the 49ers when they got points off 2 muffed punts by SF. The Giants are also a team that may have beaten NE and GB in the regular season, but they are also the team that got beat up by NO in a 25 point loss, were beaten by SF, lost a game to Seattle (at home even) and also lost to the Redskins twice.

The Giants were not the class of the NFL this year. They were a good team that got hot when it mattered most and made the most of their opportunities. Good for them but let's not get carried away here about how good they actually are.
 

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i wanted Balt to win SU (at least the covered for me) and I dont like the Pats and even I can be objective enough to realize it was no catch

blame the kicker
 

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How many times are we going to see the argument that Lee Evans caught that ball for a TD? The rule is you have to have both feet down in bounds with clear possesion of the football. Moore clearly hits the ball right as Evans is bringing the 2nd foot down, but the ball is moving before his foot gets down. It was an incomplete pass and the right call and even if it had gone to review the call would not have changed. That was not a TD catch.

As for the line if the Ravens had made the SuperBowl, I believe the Ravens would have been the favorite, at least for the opening line. I give the Giants full credit for winning the SB, but people seem to forget this was a 9-7 team. Yes, the dominated the Falcons in the Wildcard, beat the Packers when the Packers had an off day and got really lucky to beat the 49ers when they got points off 2 muffed punts by SF. The Giants are also a team that may have beaten NE and GB in the regular season, but they are also the team that got beat up by NO in a 25 point loss, were beaten by SF, lost a game to Seattle (at home even) and also lost to the Redskins twice.

The Giants were not the class of the NFL this year. They were a good team that got hot when it mattered most and made the most of their opportunities. Good for them but let's not get carried away here about how good they actually are.

You could not be more on point with any of this. In the old days, the best team in the league usually won the Super Bowl, but times have changed signficiantly. It was a tale of 10 billion seasons for the Giants in 2011. Fortunately for them, the 10 billionth turned out to be their best.

As for the Lee Evans issue, I feel badly for anyone that watches that video and comes away from it believing he caught that ball. There is a very good reason the booth didn't buzz down to the officials for a review after that play.
 

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