Originally posted by hardcore49er:
Good thing for us NFL didnt have Challenges back then or it WOULD have gone another way regarding Jerrys catch.
Actually, no..........unless they were playing according to replay rules from 2007.
I remember they did a piece on that game the following year, and Madden pointed out that even if replay was implemented the call would not have been reversed as Jerry was called down by contact. Also, until current rules, you could not challenge a call that the ball was fumbled and recovered by the other team; only if the call went viceversa, you could only reverse that the ball had not been fumbled to begin with.
And btw, some of the old timers here wont forget the 95 Divsional against GB where Plummer? picked up a fumble by EJ Henderson and returned it for a TD, only for it to be nullified by the refs that it was never fumbled to begin with....