Broncos return man Trindon Holliday loses ball at 1-yard line, still awarded TD

Trindon Holliday had three punt or kick returns for touchdowns in the preseason, but it wasn't enough to keep his job in Houston; he was released on Oct. 10 and signed with the Broncos a day later. Since arriving in Denver, Holliday has already returned a kick for six against the Bengals, and Sunday vs. the Panthers he added a 76-yard punt return to give the Broncos a 17-7 second-quarter lead.

Except that Holliday lost the ball at the 1-yard line, which means the touchdown on the field should've been a touchback, and the Panthers should've had the ball at their 20.

All scoring plays are reviewed automatically, but we're not sure what the replay official was looking at here (it also meant the Panthers couldn't throw a challenge flag). Mike Pereira, the former VP of NFL officials who now serves as a Fox Sports contributor, had this to say:

In related news: DeSean Jackson nods knowingly but awards Holliday no style points.

* Image via SBNation

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