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Referee explains reversal of Bears tight end Zach Miller's touchdown vs. Saints

30 October 2017, 01:52 | Donald Newman

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GREEN BAY WI- OCTOBER 22 New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton watches a replay during a game between the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints

TE Zach Miller landed awkwardly on his left leg on an apparent 25-yard TD catch and was carted off the field in the third quarter. He had a busy weekend after attending the Saints' Hall of Fame event, the Pelicans and Cavaliers game, and then today's game against the Chicago Bears. The apparent touchdown was then overturned by replay officials.

Officials reviewed the play and ruled he didn't make the catch, prompting criticism. The Bears settled for a Connor Barth field goal, which made the score 14-6 in favor of the Saints. "So, we ruled that he was going to the ground as part of the process of the catch, so when he goes to the ground, he has to survive the ground". Do you think that Miller actually lost control of the ball? But on the next three plays, Saints defensive end David Onyemata tackled Jordan Howard for a loss, defensive end Cam Jordan hit Trubisky's arm for an incompletion and defensive end Trey Hendrickson picked up a third-down sack to push Chicago back to the 30. Miller's injury, in terms of how gruesome it was in real time, was reminiscent of the Gordon Hayward's of the Boston Celtics in which he dislocated his ankle while also suffering a broken left tibia in the National Basketball Association season opener earlier this month.

He has 20 catches for 236 yards and two touchdowns this season.

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