Winnipeg just scored a late TD by catching a pass, carrying it just one step over the endzone, and then the player fumbling as he hit the ground- but the TD stood.
I told my son about the TD out of the back of the endzone that we lost when our receiver caught it, carried it several steps, and then lost it when hitting the ground. This was in an earlier game but he doesn't believe me.
What game was it? I can't figure it out and find the thread. I wanted to show him the replay too.
It has nothing to do with "taking steps". The Winnipeg player had control of the ball (that was the ruling anyways, and I think it was correct). The officials' interpretation with the Chris Williams would-be TD (rightly or wrongly) was that Williams never had control of the ball. Your assertion that "our receiver caught it" is the part that doesn't match the officials' version of the event. They're saying it's moot to say Williams "lost it", because in their opinion, he never had it: it was simply an incomplete pass.
With the Winnipeg play, they're saying the Winnipeg player clearly had possession of the ball at some point while the ball was in the goal area. As soon as a player is in possession of the ball in the opponents' goal area (or the ball breaks the plane while in possession of the player), the play is over.
Safety, I always thought the rule was as you described it. And, I agree that the Wpg. TD was solid. As for what happened to the 'Cats- I guess that I was remembering the play by play but your description of what I presume Higgins said after makes sense. Bullwash on the official's part, but it sounds like what they would say.