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

Bears TE Zach Miller suffers gruesome injury on reversed TD call vs. Saints

It was the fifth consecutive victory for the Saints.

The Saints scored on an 8-yard run by Alvin Kamara on the opening possession and a 1-yard run by Ingram later in the first half. The Saints eventually won 20-12, and after the game, referee Carl Cheffers explained why the touchdown was overturned. Ingram finished with 99 yards from scrimmage, including 75 on the ground, but his two late fumbles kept the Bears in the game into the final minutes. As Miller landed, his left leg snapped beneath the knee, but he held onto the ball until he rolled over and placed the ball on the turf at the Superdome. Drew Brees completed 27 of 38 passes for 331 yards and a touchdown against two interceptions. The ball hit the ground; therefore, it's incomplete.

From there, Barth hooked a 47-yard field goal to the left, and the Saints led 14-3 at the half. Both were a part of the Saints' Super Bowl XLIII championship team in 2009.




Miller injured himself while grabbing what appeared to be a touchdown catch, but, as we've come to learn over the years, nobody in the National Football League, not even the referees, know what a catch is.

Instead, upon review, the National Football League decided that it was an incomplete pass, and the Bears settled for a field goal to cut the deficit to 14-6. Offensive guard Kyle Long suffered a hand injury while fellow lineman Cody Whitehair is dealing with an elbow injury.

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