Time to chuck the tuck rule

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Originally Published: December 31, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

One of the craziest parts of Week 17 came in the first half of three early games.

Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals, Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions and Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts were involved in "tuck rule" plays. What looked like fumbles turned into incompletions after replay reviews.

The tuck rule became familiar to most fans in a playoff game between the Oakland Raiders and the New England Patriots in 2002. The Raiders appeared ...

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