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Question on the Fumble.

Hey all.  I had a question about the fumble play.  Even if the call was an incompletion, the ball hit the ground behind the point where Cutler "threw" the ball.  Wouldn't that make it a lateral pass and still a fumble?  If you watch the highlight of the game here, you can clearly see that the ball is released around the 9 yard line and hits the ground just on the other side of the 10-yard line stripe.

I keep thinking that it shouldn't matter whether the ball was fumbled or incomplete because it was a lateral pass.  Is that right?  Was the big problem then that it was ruled an incomplete and blown dead as if it were a forward pass?  (I looked a bit for a write-up on that, but no luck.  All the talk simply seems to be pass/fumble; I can't find anything on the lateral nature of the pass.)

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