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Here's the NFL's explanation for overturning Kelvin Benjamin's touchdown vs. Patriots

The Bills appeared to have a touchdown just before halftime against the Patriots. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor hit Kelvin Benjamin in the corner of the end zone, and the 6-foot-5 receiver seemed to tap his toes before going out of bounds.

Here's the video of the play:

The call on the field was a touchdown, but the NFL and presumably Al Riveron, the league's Senior VP of Officiating, overturned the call from the league's replay center in New York City.

"When Kelvin Benjamin gains control, his left foot is off the ground," the NFL Football Operations department posted on Twitter. "The receiver only has one foot down in bounds with control. Therefore, it is an incomplete pass."

NFL football operations later released a video explanation, which still left many unsatisfied:

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Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino, who both previously held Riveron's job, did not see it that way.

The Bills had to settle for a field goal, which tied the score at 13 before halftime.

Riveron has come under increasing scrutiny for replay procedures and decisions this season. The Patriots have been the biggest beneficiaries, most notably after last week's play in the Patriots-Steelers game that took a late touchdown away from Steelers' tight end Jesse James.

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