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The NFL has come out and admitted that Jeff Triplette and his officiating crew made an error during the visit of the Indianapolis Colts to the Cincinnati Bengals.

The incident came as Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis went in for a one-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

He was originally judged to be downed short of the goal line on the fourth-and-goal play but Triplette overturned the call on the field and awarded the touchdown to Green-Ellis, giving the Bengals a 14-0 lead going in to halftime.

NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino told NFL Media: "There was not enough evidence to overturn the ruling on the field...when it's not definitive either way, that means the ruling on the field should stand."

This is the second time in as many weeks that Triplette has made a mistake after he did not stop the game clock and caused confusion over a miscommunication over the down during the Washington Redskins loss to the New York Giants.

Cincinnati went of the complete an emphatic 42-28 win over the Colts to take their season record to 9-4 and tightened their grip on the AFC North division.

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