I think this was the clearest angle. Davis' elbow was down before ball being stripped out. pic.twitter.com/M5nOPp7wgX— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) October 15, 2017
I'm just as confused as you.— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoRCC) October 15, 2017
Vernon Davis elbow is down while he still has the ball.
How is that not 'down by contact'?
Vernon Davis was going down when the ball was stripped by the 49ers’ Ray Ray Armstrong. The play was returned for a touchdown by Jimmie Ward for what appeared to be a touchdown. Kirk Cousins pushed Ward out of bounds, and the play went under automatic review for a turnover/score. The replay appeared to show Vernon Davis’ forearm down before Armstrong stripped the ball. The refs did not agree with the video, and confirmed the fumble. The only upside was the touchdown was overturned, as Ward stepped out of bounds after the Cousins push. Carlos Hyde ran the ball in for a touchdown on the next play and the 49ers tied the game up 17-17. Vernon Davis was down.