The Jacksonville Jaguars are moving on to play in Steelers in the divisional round the NFL playoffs on the back of a game-sealing Jalen Ramsey interception with under a minute to go in the 4th quarter.
Jalen Ramsey with the game-winning INT to move onto the Divisional Round!pic.twitter.com/IOklrJcI9P
— LeadingNFL ™ (@LeadingNFL) January 7, 2018
Numerous replays showed the ball may have hit the ground, but the evidence was not enough for replay officials to overturn the call, despite being eerily similar to a play earlier this season when Steelers TE Jesse James had a game-winning TD reversed.
James’ Pittsburgh teammate Ryan Shazier took to Twitter to express his frustration with the inconsistency.
How is that a catch?? The ball hit the ground. Man let’s be real y’all need to fix this rule.
— Ryan Shazier (@RyanShazier) January 7, 2018
A still from another replay appears to more clearly show the ball on the ground without any of Ramsey’s hands underneath. If it had been reversed, the Bills would have had one more shot a first down to continue a potential game-winning drive.
— Capital G (@iPittsburgh412) January 7, 2018
The Bills aren’t strangers to questionable calls from officials, with replay inexplicably overturning a Kelvin Benjamin TD reception after a review back in Week 16 against the Patriots.