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Coughlin talks Replay Challenges


Coach Tom Coughlin still seemed perplexed that all three replays in the Jets game went against the Giants when he met with the media on Monday. The first, near the end of the second quarter, nullified Aaron Ross' touchdown on a fumble return. Each of the next two changed a Mark Sanchez fumble to an incomplete pass.

"I just think we have to look at this again," Coughlin said. "There are two or three things there – the fumble, was the ball on the shoe of Antrel? Was the elbow on the shoe? It just looked difficult to overturn something like that. The rules are exactly the way the officials are supposed to interpret them, but when a ball is taken that low (by Sanchez on his follow-thru) after the idea that the ball was going to be released and then pulled down, that appears to me to be a little bit different story. But I had not had a chance to speak to the officials. I'm sure they will support the way that the referees judged the play and the way things are written today, it's probably the way it should have been. It's tough to call it that way when you're standing on the other sideline.

"Those are big plays. They had had seven teams score against them on defense. It wouldn't be anything new for us to get the ball in the end zone. That was obviously huge."

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