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The Jets fumbled, but Earl Thomas screamed to 80,000 fans that it was an incomplete pass

Thanks, Earl! So helpful! It’s always confusing when a quarterback loses control of the ball as they try to throw. We’ve seen it in a million replay challenges: The refs look to see whether the quarterback’s arm was moving forward to determine whether the play was an incomplete forward pass or a fumble. On this play in New York Jets-Seattle Seahawks, Ryan Fitzpatrick lost the ball and it squirted across the line of scrimmage.
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