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Patriots Players Are Reportedly "Forbidden" To Reach For The Pylon

Steelers' tight end goes down just short of goal line vs. Patriots.

New England's players are reportedly forbidden to do what Jesse James did last night.

The thing that cost the Steelers the win against the Patriots on Sunday night is a forbidden act in New England.

NFL insider Michael Lombardi said on The Ringer's GM Street podcast that Patriots' players are forbidden to reach for the goal line/pylon in the process of a catch.

Bill Belichick has reportedly made it clear to players that they'll be benched if they do it.

The Steelers, clearly, do not have the same rule.

You can listen to the full podcast here.