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Walt Anderson Explains Inadvertent Whistle on Joe Burrow's Touchdown to Tyler Boyd in Bengals' Win Over Raiders

CINCINNATI — Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow made plenty of great plays in Saturday's 26-19 win over the Raiders, but his throw to Tyler Boyd might've been the best of the bunch

Burrow ran out of the pocket and was inches away from the sideline when he found Boyd streaking across the back of the end zone. 

An inadvertent whistle was blown by an official toward the end of the play. Normally play would stop, but the touchdown still counted.

Vice President of Officiating Walt Anderson explained why the touchdown went on the board after the game. 

“We confirmed with the referee and the crew that on that play–they got together and talked–they determined that they had a whistle, but that the whistle for them on the field was blown after the receiver caught the ball," Anderson said. "They did not feel that the whistle was blown before the receiver caught the ball.”

Anderson acknowledged that the whistle came from an official on the field. 

The touchdown gave Cincinnati a 20-6 lead in the second quarter. Watch the play below.

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