What is a catch? NFL fans sound off after Ja'Marr Chase TD overturned

By , Audacy

What is and is not a catch in the NFL was once again a central talking point during Sunday’s Divisional Round matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills.

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The Bengals appeared to have taken a 20-7 lead when Joe Burrow connected with Ja’Marr Chase in the back of the end zone late in the second quarter.

The play was ruled a touchdown on the field as Chase made the catch and got both feet in bounds, but during the booth review it was later overturned as Chase did not maintain possession all the way to the ground.

In fact, it appears as if Chase even took three steps before the ball began to move around. Nonetheless, it was enough for the refs to overturn the call — forcing the Bengals to settle for a field goal to go up 17-7 instead.

With a half left to play, the overturn could prove crucial in the final outcome of the game. If so, this will undoubtedly be a major talking point on Monday morning.

Even as the play and review unfolded, fans, former players and media members were all debating on social media whether or not that was indeed a catch.

Regardless of where everyone stood one thing was clear: most still do not fully know what constitutes as a catch.

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