Top NFL Official Breaks Down Controversial Keelan Cole TD Call

Isaiah De Los Santos
A top NFL official has broken down the controversial touchdown call in favor of Keelan Cole on Sunday.
A top NFL official has broken down the controversial touchdown call in favor of Keelan Cole on Sunday. / (AP Photo/David Becker)
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The Las Vegas Raiders pulled off one of the craziest wins in NFL history in Week 15. One key part of this chaotic victory was Raiders wide receiver Keelan Cole's touchdown catch with under a minute left.

The play stirred up plenty of controversy, as fans hotly debated if Cole actually got two feet in bounds. The league offered an explanation for the call after the game.

NFL Senior VP of Officiating Walt Anderson told reporters there was "nothing clear and obvious" to overturn Cole's touchdown. Anderson stressed that "every available angle" was consulted during the review of the play.

This at least clears up some of the controversy regarding Sunday's result. Las Vegas certainly benefited from the play being called a touchdown in real-time, as that required obvious evidence to overturn it. Since there were no angles that provided a conclusive answer, Cole got the touchdown and the Raiders eventually went on to win the game.

The circumstances of the win will certainly be a talking point this week, but all that matters to the team is they added another victory. This now-6-8 squad will look to keep things going against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.

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