They're saying today (and I honestly don't know this to be a fact, just repeating what I heard locally) that the NFL ruled it as the "right call" on the field because they watched the video and it's better than you see on TV, and that they saw the ball break the plain... I honestly don't know if that's true or not, just what I guess the NFL is saying today about it.
We had a weird angle that others didn't have actually, as it was shot by the local NBC affiliate on the field, and it pretty clearly shows the ball break the plain, but that wasn't useable by the officials... Supposedly though like I said, the NFL claims they had essentially the same shot in HD from another camera and that's what the officials used to make that call. I dunno. I tend to believe the NFL will eat a mistake on Monday without shame so I'm not feeling bad about the win at all today.
What they were saying tonight on the one local sports talk show after the 10 o'clock news, was that there's no clear definition that the ball has to break the plain on a pass play, and that's why the official didn't say that at the time during the game. Basically what I guess they mean is that if you're running it in, by definition, it must break the plain to be a TD, but if it's a pass play the ball is perhaps less a factor than the player being in the endzone and having both feet down and control of the ball before he's down? I dunno... Like if they caught it even though their body's out of bounds, but their feet are in the endzone and they have control of the ball even though it's clearly outside the lines of the endzone (if that makes sense). I don't know if that's the way the rule is interpreted or not though, and really nobody else seems to know that either, and only the NFL can clarify that rule.
I almost expect this to make a rule change for next season, actually.