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Sun Jan 15, 2017, 03:27 PM Jan 2017

If a receiver touches a football that is intercepted, should the QB be credited with the INT? [View all]

We saw this a lot in the Texans / Patriots Divisional Playoff Game.

I vote no.

Example: Brady throws a high pass that his receiver touches/tips but does not catch, sending it into a different flight pattern and/or greater arc, which makes for an easy interception by the defense.

That's not all the QBs fault. Receivers are coached to use discretion and bat uncatchable passes to the ground instead of going for the circus catch. Yet the QB is credited with the turnover.

I think the NFL needs a new stat category for that play -- something generic or that faults the receiver.

What's the opinion here?

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