The Miami Dolphins lost on a technicality when Ben Roethlisberger fumbled just before crossing the goaline late in the 4th quarter Sunday at Sun Life Stadium. The play in question was initially ruled a touchdown, but after review, the play was determined to be a fumble prior to the Steeler quarterback breaking the plane of the goaline. Unfortunatley for The Dolphins, there was no evidence of Miami recovering the ball in the scrum and the Steelers were awarded the ball at the 1 yard line. On the next play, Pittsburgh kicked the go ahead game winning field goal, and the Dolphins lost by the score of 23-22. There was great controversy about the official’s ruling due to the fact that on the field the play was ruled a touchdown, and while the melee for the ball was going on, the ball keeper brought on the special kicking ball (used for extra points and field goals) and there were two balls on the field. Each team claimed that they had the ball, but after a video review, the head referee could not determine who got the actual ball in play. Therefore, by default, the referee had no choice but to give the ball back to the Steelers.
The Dolphins fall to 3-3 on the season, losing their 3rd game in a row at Sun Life Stadium and they remain winless at home in 2010. They’ll look to the road, where they remain unbeaten, in hopes to get back in the win column when they travel to Ohio to take on Terrell Owens and the Cincinnati Bengals.