Already up 7-0 late in the first half over the Indianapolis Colts, the Cincinnati Bengals decided to go for it on 4th-and-goal from the 1-yard line.
Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis got the ball and appeared to have been tripped up by a Colts player, falling short of the goal line.
The ruling on the field was that Green-Ellis was down inside the 1-yard line. However, after a lengthy review, the referees overturned the call.
Many were baffled by the call, including @IndyStarSports:
Um, ref says BenJarvus Green-Ellis wasn't touched and therefore they've given #Bengals a TD. Video evidence doesn't really support that.— IndyStar Sports (@IndyStarSports) December 8, 2013
The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy provided some reasoning on the call after the game:
Pool report on the Green-Ellis touchdown — “There was nobody that touched him at the goal line."— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) December 8, 2013
The touchdown gave the Bengals a 14-0 lead.
Was Green-Ellis tripped up, or did the referees make the right call by overturning the ruling on the field?