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NFL fans were convinced that a key Gabe Davis catch to send Bills to OT shouldn’t have counted

Gabe Davis nearly saved the Buffalo Bills amidst a rambunctious final two minutes of regulation that sent NFL fans into a frenzy.

First, it was Justin Jefferson’s improbable catch on fourth and 18 to put the Minnesota Vikings within striking distance. Then it was the Vikings failing to punch in the ball at the goal line trailing 27-23. And finally, it was Josh Allen coughing up the ball for a clutch Vikings recovery that gave Minnesota the lead 30-27 with just over 40 seconds to play.

But, of course, the game didn’t end there. Allen took the field at a chance for redemption and found Davis on a second and two from Buffalo’s 40 yard line for a 20-yard completion. Just a few plays later, the Bills would kick a field goal to send the game to overtime.

The @BuffaloBills are in FG range after this catch

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— NFL (@NFL) November 13, 2022

What a catch! But… was it really? The Bills got to the line so quickly that officials didn’t review Davis’ catch before play resumed, but alternate angles started to put doubt in the minds of fans as the ball bobbled suspiciously in the wide receiver’s hands.

Officials didn’t review this Gabe Davis catch pic.twitter.com/vYTnTAU3AO

— 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬 (@sportingnews) November 13, 2022

While the Bills were able to force overtime off Davis’ controversial catch, the Vikings eventually pulled out the 33-30 win in the extra frame. Still, NFL fans weren’t exactly pleased with the series of events that allowed such a pivotal moment to go unreviewed.

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