One of the more confusing moments in the AFC playoff battle between the Los Angeles Chargers and Baltimore Ravens on Sunday came when it appeared Pewaukee native Derek Watt had caught a touchdown, although the official (and subsequent replay review) ruled he was down short of the goal line.
Watt, the Chargers fullback who does not have an NFL touchdown to his name yet, caught the ball while falling to the ground but appeared to roll into the end zone before he was touched, which could have been ruled a score.
Ultimately, a former Wisconsin Badger did get a touchdown to cap off the possession, but it wasn’t Watt, though he did throw a big block on the fourth-down play. Kenosha Bradford product Melvin Gordon busted through for his first postseason touchdown, and the Chargers held on for a 23-17 win. They’ll meet New England at 12:05 p.m. CT next Sunday.
Derek, naturally, wanted the points. After the game, he tweeted a humorous response to the call.
His NFL brothers, JJ and TJ, were also watching intently and expecting the call to be reversed to a touchdown.