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Holliday TD, NFL reviews, and a rule I don't understand

So it may seem silly for me to be arguing this point seeing as how the Broncos benefited from the play, and seeing as how the 7 points were not the difference in the football game, but why wasn't the touchdown by Trindon Holliday reversed?
How difficult would it be to review that play? I don't like long reviews, but were already stuck with a commercial break following every score, why not coincide that with an opportunity for reviews so that we make sure all scores are legitimate without impacting the viewing audience since its a commercial break anyway?
That being said it brings up a point that has bothered me for years. Why is a fumble out of the endzone ruled a touchback? If the offense drives 80 or 90 yards and fumbles out of bounds at the 1 they still have the ball, but if its 1 yard further, and is knocked out of the endzone it's a touchback.
This isn't just an opportunity to gripe. I truly don't understand the logic in the rule. Is there a competitive advantage I don't see? Why wouldn't the offense be awarded the ball back at the point of the fumble, or at the 1? Is it to prevent intentional fumbles at the goal line?
I just can't see the logic of a player making an 80 yard play, being stripped at the goal line, and losing possession when no one recovers.

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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