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NFL Releases Explanation For Controversial Incomplete Pass In Steelers-Pats Game

Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner, talking at a podium at the Super Bowl.

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 01: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks with the media during a press conference for Super Bowl 51 at the George R. Brown Convention Center on February 1, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

This play was the talk of the afternoon.

The no-catch ruling at the end of the Pittsburgh Steelers' 27-24 loss to the New England Patriots was the biggest story line of this week in the NFL.

It looked like Steelers tight end Jesse James caught the ball and crossed the goal line for the game-winning touchdown, but the NFL's confusing catch rules meant that the play was ruled incomplete following a review.

Here is the full explanation on the ruling from the game's referee Tony Corrente.

Those quotes won't do anything to make Steelers fans feel better, or Cowboys fans for that matter.

I don't know what the NFL needs to do with its catch rule, but the status quo can be befuddling and seems to lead to controversy at least once a season.