When the Raiders-Bills game ended with a Hail Mary pass that was intercepted by Bills defensive back Da’Norris Searcy, the CBS coverage ended, the players left the field, and the game was over.
Or was it?
Unknown to the fans at home, the replay booth called for a review. It’s spelled out in the official play-by-play posted at NFL.com.
Fortunately for the Bills (and unfortunately for the Raiders), the play was upheld, presumably because of the absence of indisputable visual evidence to overturn the call on the field.
If there had been such evidence, everyone would have gotten a major shock, minutes after the game presumably has ended. As it stands, the game-winning touchdown reception goes to David Nelson of the Bills (pictured).
The subject of whether plays that fall within the jurisdiction of the replay booth will or won’t be reviewed is something at which we’ll be taking a closer look in the Monday 10-pack, and possibly during the Eagles-Falcons postgame show.