Tom Brady gives his take on controversial end to Steelers-Patriots Clippit screenshot; Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.

The rules have been quite clear — if you don’t complete the catch all the way through hitting the ground, it’s an incomplete pass.

Despite that notion, Jesse James’ non-catch, there was plenty of controversy around the ending between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots. After James’ touchdown was overturned, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception on a wacky final play and the Patriots survived, 27-24.

Quarterback Tom Brady spoke on the play Monday morning, and his take wasn’t uncommon:

After the game, Roethlisberger was clear on the final play — it wasn’t his fault:

The Patriots moved into the No. 1 seed in the AFC with the victory.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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