Official to Bills: "I don't know" why Kelvin Benjamin TD was overturned

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Footage has since been released from that game showing referee Mark Hittner telling Bills coach Sean McDermott that he didn't know why the National Football League chose to overturn Kelvin Benjamin's touchdown catch.

"Everybody I talked to, and they're not Bills fans, they're not necessarily anti-Patriots, they're all baffled by that call", Pegula said.

When the call is overturned, Sean McDermott asks how it's not a catch and all that the official can say is, "I don't know". "I'm not saying this as the owner of the Bills". You know what, you can probably find somebody in this country that disagrees [with the catch], and I know one guy would be [NFL Senior VP of Officiating] Al Riveron sitting in New York City. "We can't have stuff like this happening in our league".

As for Riveron, Pegula said the league official might be the only one in the nation who agrees with the call being reversed.

The NFL declined to comment on what Pegula said.

On the play in question, Benjamin maneuvers around New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore and appears to drag a second foot in bounds in the corner of the end zone.

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"Well, you know, if it's unfriendly from the other side, I can dish back unfriendly, too, because it's a little upsetting" he said.

And while the call still is perplexing to a degree, it is worth nothing the Bills ultimately ended up being dismantled by three touchdowns in the 37-16 loss. McDermott would not go into details about what he is doing regarding the play.

"We must turn the page", he said. The reversal was "widely criticized, including by the league's two former top replay officials, Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino". "That's getting our focus on ourselves and the Miami Dolphins".

The NFL's review process is taking heat for a second consecutive week in which a touchdown was erased against the Patriots.

It's practically a sure thing that the league will look into ways to improve instant replay moving forward, but given the way the system has evolved and the problems it's caused, does anyone expect the NFL to get it right moving forward?

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