EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Game officials seemingly missed a call on an apparent first-quarter touchdown catch by New York Giants tight end Jake Ballard against the Green Bay Packers.
The officials ruled that Ballard was out of bounds on the play and Giants coach Tom Coughlin challenged during the Giants’ 38-35 loss to the undefeated Packers on Sunday .
Referee Jeff Triplette reviewed the play and upheld the call on the field.
Asked about losing two challenges in the game, Coughlin says Monday he felt sick about the first one because he had just seen a still photo of the play and Ballard had one knee down in the end zone, making it a touchdown.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said officials don’t look at still photos when they review a play.