New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry certainly isn’t the first NFL player to have a huge catch controversially overturned following review, and he won’t be the last.
In the third quarter of the Patriots-Minnesota Vikings Week 12 Thanksgiving Thursday game, Henry appeared to have recorded his second touchdown of the game to put the visitors up by six points.
Officials initially called it a touchdown. But after a booth review, it was decided that Henry didn’t maintain possession of the football, so the touchdown came back. The Patriots instead had to settle on a field goal.
You can view a clip of the controversial no-catch ruling below:
Former Dallas Cowboys superstar Dez Bryant knows all too well what it’s like to have a big catch overturned. Here’s a refresher of what happened in the Cowboys’ heartbreaking 2014 NFC Divisional Round loss to the Green Bay Packers:
So it’s easy to understand why Bryant wasn’t exactly pleased when the league overturned Henry’s apparent touchdown reception. The former Pro Bowler went off in a series of tweets.
The Vikings would eventually tie the game with a Greg Joseph field goal early in the fourth quarter. Adam Thielen caught what would be the game-winning 15-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins later in the frame to help the Vikings improve to 9-2 on the season.