Originally Posted by TheStudOfEngland
Thanks for the answer but, what difference does that make? Surely a PI and a deflection causes a down anyway, so it doesn't matter what it was, right?
If it was PI without a deflection it can't be reviewed and it's 1st down at the spot of the foul. If PI happens in the end zone it's 1st and Goal at the 1.
Since it was deflected you can challenge that fact. The officials saw the tip on the replay and called off the PI. PI can't happen if the ball is tipped before the PI occurs. So yeah, that down counted as an incompletion and it was 4th down after that.