Elias Sports Bureau has made an official scoring change on Wednesday and has now credited Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as throwing a 13 yard touchdown pass to running back Rashard Mendenhall in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles after it was originally scored a lateral.
The official stat change now means Roethlisberger has 9 touchdown passes on the season as opposed to 8 and he gets an additional 13 yards passing as well. The stat change also means that Mendenhall has 13 yards less rushing and 13 more yards receiving to go along with an additional reception.
I broke down the play in a recent post and knew it would be close, but didn\’t think that there was enough evidence based on the photos to warrant a change. Turns out that Elias thought that there was.
This game could change the outcome of several fantasy games this past week as well, so make sure that you check.