At the end of the first half Jairus Byrd appeared to strip the ball from Reggie Wayne’s hands at the Bills four-yard line causing a fumble before the receiver hit the turf. Head referee Ed Hochuli ruled and announced that no fumble had taken place.
Replay clearly showed a fumble on the play and with under two minutes it was up to the replay booth to put the play under review. They never did. It left Byrd stunned.
“I took the ball from him,” said Byrd. “It was a clear fumble. They didn’t call it. I don’t know what’s going on. And right after that, the spike that gave them one second. There was no time on the clock. All that being said, you cant complain, but those were some questionable calls right there.”
Byrd is referring to Buffalo’s stop of Reggie Wayne on 2nd-and-goal. Dropped at the one-yard line in the middle of the field the clock was running out and the Colts tried to get to the line to spike it and stop the clock. Time had expired, but the officials ruled that a second had to be put back on the clock.
It led to a fourth down field goal putting Indianapolis up 13-6 at the half.
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