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NFL overwhelmingly kills ‘Tuck Rule’

PHOENIX — NFL owners voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to strike the “tuck rule” from the books. From now on, if a passer loses possession of the ball while trying to bring it back into his body, it is a fumble, not an incomplete pass.

The rule is of particular significance to Patriots fans, as it figured in perhaps the most infamous call reversal in franchise history.

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